Taraba state police have arrested a 22-year-old student of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), identified as Abdulbasit Umar for staging his sister’s kidnap and demanding N10 million ransom from their father.
Concise News understands that Abdulbasit had aided the kidnap of his 10-year-old sister Amina Umar while on her way to school.
The suspect alongside two other accomplices, Sadiq Sani and Abdullahi Habib were said to
have demanded the sum of N10 million as ransom to free the young girl.
Spokesman of the state police command, DSP David Misal, who paraded the suspects alongside 12 others for kidnapping and armed robbery, explained that officers of the State Investigative Bureau arrested the trio enroute to collect a ransom of N4 million which they later settled for.
Speaking with newsmen, Abdulbasit noted it was his first time of doing that, adding that he needed the money to study abroad.
He said: “my aim was that after collecting the money, I will proceed with my education abroad.”