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20-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Kidnapping Mother, Collecting N30m Ransom

A 20-year-old boy, Thoma Ya’u, has been nabbed by operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command, for kidnapping his mother.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that suspect, connived with five other members of his syndicate to abduct his mother and three other victims and they collected the sum of N30 million as ransom.

This was disclosed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, on Friday during his address to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.

The spokesman quoted Yau to have said the gang received N10 million from each of the kidnap victims, including his mother, totalling N30m ransom.

The suspect was said to have received N1 million from the proceed of their criminal activity.

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In his words, “On February 12, 2023, the Zamfara Police Command, through its community policing engagement, acted on intelligence information that led to the bursting of a kidnap syndicate and the arrest of six suspected kidnappers, who had been terrorising different villages in Kaduna, Kano and other neighbouring states, such as Zamfara and Sokoto.

“In the course of investigation, it was discovered that the suspects carried out a series of kidnappings, where an unspecified number of people were abducted and millions of naira collected as ransom.

“Each suspect further narrated the number of kidnappings he participated in, as well as the role he played in each operation.

“Surprisingly, one of the suspects, Thomas Ya’u, confessed that sometime last year, he masterminded the kidnap of his biological mother and three others.

“They collected the sum of N30m from the relations as ransom, and in turn, he was given one million as his share.”

Shehu maintained that the case was under investigation and the suspects would be prosecuted.

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