By Nick Dugba.
The Taraba state Police Command has arrested one Isah Yahaya and Musa Abdullahi of Sibre and Mayo Kam villages in Bali LGA of Taraba state for kidnapping for ransom and possession of one AK 47 rifle with twenty rounds of live ammunition.
In a press briefing in Jalingo during the week, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Yakubu Yunana Babas, stated that one million, five hundred thousand naira was given to the kidnappers.
He explained that while they were about to escape, they fell into the waiting arms of a team detached to the scene, who were able to locate their hiding place.
“The suspects conspired with six others now at large and went to the settlement of one Alhaji Mohammadu Dabo and Umaru Mohammadu and kidnapped two of them to an unknown destination. Later, Mohammadu Dabo was released to pay a ransom of two million naira before Umaru Mohammadu could be released..the command tracked them and knew the location they were calling from.
The sum of one million, five hundred thousand was sourced and given to the kidnappers before the victim was finally released. But as they were trying to leave their hiding place, unknown to them my men and the vigilantes were waiting at a strategic place for them and they were arrested with the money intact… the mastermind of the kidnap saga was the victim’s nephew”, the Commissioner stated.