THE Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has arrested Umar Abubakar, one of masterminds and the 10th gang member in the CBN governor’s wife kidnap saga of September 2016.
Abubakar aka Kiriwa was trailed and arrested in Minna, Niger State on December 9, after monitoring him for several weeks.
A press statement signed by Don N. Awunah, a deputy commissioner of Police and the Force public relations officer, said the arrest was made possible through intelligence gathering coupled with collaborative efforts of public spirited members of the community.
Awunah said: “Umar Abubakar, one of the arrow heads of the dare devil kidnapping gang led detectives to two houses and three plots of empty land he purchased with the proceeds of his share of the ransom.
“The arrested kingpin confessed that he used three million naira (N3m), part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger State which he was running with his wife. The original papers of the houses and plots of land have been recovered and registered as exhibits and the shop also sealed.”
The Force spokesman assured that with the assistance and the support of the public no crime committed would go undetected and that perpetrators would be brought to justice in the court of law.
He also gave the assurance of Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of Police, IGP, that the Police under his leadership would deliver dedicated and quality policing services. In any case, Idris advised members of the public to be “vigilant, provide useful information and report suspicious movements and activities to the police for prompt response.”
— Dec 13, 2016 @ 16:05 GMT