Police arrest kidnapper of Abuja sisters with N2.25m

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The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has arrested one Bello Mohammed, a suspected bandit, in connection to the recent cases of kidnapping in Abuja.

The police said Mohammed confessed that he was part of the gang that killed Nabeeha, one of the sisters kidnapped in Abuja.

On January 2, bandits abducted Mansur Al-Kadriyar, a father, alongside his six daughters when they attacked their residence in Zuma 1, Bwari area of Abuja.

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The bandits later released the father of the girls to look for the ransom to release his daughters.

After about two weeks in captivity, the bandits killed Nabeeha, one of the girls, over the inability of the family to pay the ransom demanded.

The abductors reportedly increased the ransom to N100 million and threatened to kill more girls if the money was not paid.

On January 21, the remaining five girls regained freedom after spending 18 days in captivity.

In a statement on Sunday, Muyiwa Adejobi, force spokesperson, said Mohammed was arrested during a raid of one hotel in Kaduna state.

Adejobi said the suspected bandit was arrested with N2.25 million, believed to be proceeds of kidnapping.

According to the force spokesperson, the suspect offered N1 million bribe to Idris Ibrahim, the divisional police officer of Tafa division.

He disclosed that the suspect is currently helping the police in the investigation of the gang.