The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested the 10th gang member in the CBN Governor’s wife kidnap saga of September 2016, Umar Abubakar.
According to the Force PRO, Don Awunah, in a statement, Umar Abubakar aka Kiriwa was trailed and arrested in Minna, Niger state on December 9, 2016 consequent upon several weeks of monitoring and actionable intelligence gathering coupled with collaborative efforts of public spirited members of the community.
The FPRO said “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 N3 million, part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger state which he was running with his wife.
The statement also noted that the Nigeria Police Force with the assistance and the support of the people will ensure that no crime committed will go undetected and perpetrators apprehended for justice and closure to prevail in the court of law.
He noted that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris urges all and sundry to be vigilant, provide useful information and report suspicious movements and activities to the police for prompt response.