Adamawa state Police Command has arrested a woman and two members of her syndicate for sending threat messages to people to pay ransom or be kidnapped.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, March 27, said that the three members of the text-message kidnap syndicate including a woman, specialises in threatening and extorting innocent citizens.
Nguroje gave their names as Zainab Ahondu 50, from Jalingo,Taraba State, Suleiman Adamu,34, a resident of No .18 Alkali Street, Demsawo, Yola North, and Abdullahi Ayuba, 36 a resident of Ghana Crescent, Bekaji, Yola North.
He said the suspects were apprehended at their various hideouts at Viniklang and Doubeli in Girei and Yola North local government Areas on Saturday, March 27, following report received and intense search by the Police Detectives attached to State intelligence Bureau.
“Investigations so far revealed that the suspects always extort their victims upon text messages threatening to kidnap them if certain amount is not paid.” he stated.
“The State Commissioner Police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, while commending OC SIB and his men for making it difficult for those criminals to escape arrest, equally directed further investigations into the case to bring up more Human and Material evidences for proper prosecution.” he added.