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Suspected bandit, kidnappers arrested in Katsina

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The Katsina State Police Command on Friday, paraded a student of one of the tertiary institutions in the state for allegedly kidnapping his 5-year-old cousin and demanding for a N5million naira ransom.

The spokesman for Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah while parading the suspects before pressmen on Friday,, said the victim’s father declined to pay the demanded ransom for his son to be released by the bandits.

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However, in the course of investigation, the police were able to track the suspect who confessed to have indulged in the act along with a friend.

Similarly, the Police image maker, paraded one Isiyaku Haruna 21, a suspected bandit, who confessed to have killed two persons during an attack on Dayi village in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State.
The suspect however said he cannot recall the names of the two victims he killed during the raid on the community.

The suspect also claimed that he used to work with telecommunications service providers, before he was introduced to banditry 3 years ago.

Also arrested for banditry related offence was one Sadiq Abubakar 18, who sometimes in August, 2021, called the duo of Haruna,, and Abdulmalik Muhammad, both residents of Kofar Guga quarters, Katsina, at different intervals, threatening them to pay a certain amount of money through an account number he availed them or face the risk of being kidnapped.

In the course of investigation, the suspect was trailed and arrested

SP Gambo said all the suspects will be charged to court to answer for their crimes in due course.

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