Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto
Operatives of the State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Sunday night foiled an attempt to kidnap a Sokoto-based businessman, Mu’azu Danjabalu, the Sarkin Fadan Sokoto.
The corps commandant, Mr. Babangida Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the four suspects who reportedly came from Abuja were arrested in connection with the botched kidnap of the businessman at around 9.00pm.
The four suspects are Emmanuel Ohenhen from Edo State; Reuben Mark Gadani from Zuba, FCT; Ahmad Umar from Zamfara State and Abubakar Shehu from Sokoto State.
The commandant said, “The kidnap attempt failed sequel to the combined efforts of residents of Magajin Gari road, Yar Gabas area of Sokoto.
”The residents had really helped in foiling the kidnap attempt and in apprehending the suspects, along with their Golf 3 vehicle.
”We have since handed them and the vehicle to the State Police Command for further investigations.”
The spokesman of the state Police Command, ASP Al-Mustapha Sani, confirmed taking over the custody of the suspects and the exhibit vehicle.
ASP Sani said the suspects and the vehicle, a Golf 3 saloon car with registration No RBC 922 ND, are now with the Criminal Investigation Department for thorough investigations.
Other items found in possession of the suspected kidnappers are two mobile phones (HTC and Nokia), three identification cards and three Sim cards.
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