Says Brother Faked Kidnap to Defraud Family.
The FCT police Command has revealed that the alleged kidnapping incident rumoured to have occurred at the River Parm Estate in Abuja on Saturday night is false as no incident of such happened.
Rather the Police said one Nnamdi Agu of Games Village faked his kidnap in an attempt to defraud his brother who lives within River Park Estate.
According to SP Josephine Adeh, spokesperson of FCT Command, “The Police is aware of the news making rounds about an alleged kidnapping incident at River Park estate in the early hours of Saturday and wishes to state that contrary to reports, nobody was kidnapped in River Park Estate.
“One Nnandi Agu ‘m’ of Games Village only faked his kidnap in an attempt to defraud his brother who lives within the said Estate.
“The suspect is currently in police custody undergoing interrogation.
“While the investigation is still ongoing, further development would be communicated to the public.”
Breaking: Joint FCT Police, Army Team Rescue Bwari Kidnapped Victims in Kajuru Forest, Kaduna, Reunites victims with families.
**FCT CP promises sustenance of existing robust security arrangements in affected areas, and beyond.
Meanwhile, following the relentless raids of the Federal Capital Territory by Police Command Anti-Kidnapping squad in conjunction with troops of the Nigerian Army, the joint security team on Saturday night rescued several kidnapped persons abducted at the Zuma 1 area of Bwari Area Council on January 2
SP Josephine Adeh said, “The operatives successfully rescued the Victims around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at about 11:30 pm on Saturday 20th January 2024.
Recall that suspected bandits on January 2nd and 3rd attacked Zuma community in Bwari Area Council of the FCT in the early hours of that day injuring two policemen and kidnapping about 10 persons including a father, Mansoor Kadriyar and his six children, all girls. During the attack, the victims quickly alerted a middle-aged man identified as Alhaji who mobilized policemen to try and foil the kidnapping of the seven family members and others but he was shot by the bandits.
Alhaji (Abdulfatai Kadriyar) was later discovered to be a brother of Mansoor Kadriyar.
During the exchange of gunfire, two of the policemen were injured before the bandits made away with the victims.
Subsequently, the bandits demanded a ransom of N60million and killed the eldest daughter, Nabeeha owing to the delay in paying the ransom and later increased the ransom to N100million.
Another three persons had earlier been kidnapped by bandits in the early hours at Barangoni area also in Bwari area council after inflicting gunshot injury on a vigilante during the incident.
Meanwhile, CP Haruna Garba appreciated the Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun for the deployment of the newly commissioned Special Intervention Squad, which has given an uplift to the existing security architecture of the FCT.
Noting that “it has brewed public confidence, CP Garba reiterated the Command’s commitment to sustaining the robust security deployment made in the area and other parts of the Territory for the utmost maintenance of peace for all and sundry.
“The good people of FCT are hence encouraged to note the following emergency lines and promptly report suspicious activities; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883. PCB: 09022222352.”