Friday, August 11, 2017

Suspect abducts mother, baby in Bauchi, demands N500,000

The police in Bauchi State have arrested a suspected kidnapper, Buba Sale , for allegedly abducting a woman , Binta Mohammed, and her four - month- old baby in the Liman Katagun area of the state
Our correspondent learnt that 40 - year- old Sale , who held the woman and her baby hostage for about five days, had demanded a ransom of N 500 ,000 .

However, a team of policemen form the Anti-Kidnapping Unit reportedly rescued the woman and rushed her to a hospital for treatment.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Dalti Abubakar, who paraded Sale and other suspects on Thursday , said the case would be charged to court at the end of investigations.

He said, “On July 11 , the anti - kidnapping unit arrested the suspect . He kidnapped the victim with her four- month - old baby on July 6 at about 1 . 30 am and demanded a ransom of N 500 ,000 . The hostage was rescued alive and rushed to the hospital where she was admitted for treatment . The case is under investigation after which the suspect will be charged to court. ”

In another incident, the police arrested a three -man gang of cattle rustlers and suspected kidnappers in the Gubi Village area of Bauchi.
The suspects – Buba Maikudi , 26 , Ishaka Muhammadu , 19 , and Ibrahim Isah, 23 – allegedly abducted three cattle farmers in the Dass Local Government Area of the state and also robbed them of 72 cows , valued at N 8 . 5 m .

Our correspondent learnt that the principal suspect , Maikudi, had been on the police wanted list in connection with various cases of kidnapping and cattle rustling.

The police spokesperson , Abubakar, said all the hostages were rescued .

He said, “We also recovered 30 cows , 10 Sheep , a dane gun , two cutlasses and charms. The case is under investigation and the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution as soon as possible. ”

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