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BREAKING: Police nab wanted Abuja kidnap kingpin

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Police authorities in the Federal Capital Territory, have arrested Samaila Wakili Fafa, aka Habu Ibrahim, a wanted kidnapper tormenting the peace of the city.

The spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

She said the kidnapper was taken into custody on February 24, 2024, at about 7:05 pm, after operatives acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State.

Adeh in the statement, said the kidnapper confessed that his ring masterminded several kidnappings in the FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, legal aid to Senator Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village, both of whom were later killed.

The statement reads, “The operatives of the FCT Police Command, in a continued effort against banditry in FCT and its environs, on February 24, 2024, at about 7:05 PM, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa A.K.A Habu Ibrahim, a kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list of the Command for a long time and bounty placed on his head by the Hon. Minister FCT.

“The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Honorable Minister FCT placed bounty on, as the other one namely Saidu Abdulkadir A.K.A Dahiru Adamu, had earlier been arrested by the Command.

“He confessed that his syndicate masterminded and executed several kidnappings in FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, the legal aid to Senator. Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village were later killed by them. Samaila Wakili further led police operatives to where the remains of Barr. Chris Agidy is. The remains were recovered and deposited in Gwagwalada General Hospital.”

The police image maker added that investigations were however still ongoing.

Meanwhile, CP Benneth Igwe, the FCT Commissioner of Police reiterated his commitment to combatting crime and criminality and ensuring the safety of residents.

“While an investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure the safety of residents. He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352″.

 

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