A suspected kidnapper has been arrested at the Easyway Hotel in Tafa town, Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the police in the state.
This was made known by the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, on Thursday who said the operatives were led for the operation by a Divisional Police Officer.
Hassan added that the arrest followed credible information received by the Divisional Headquarters about the activities of some suspects in the said hotel.
The police image maker also disclosed that the suspect, Bello Muhammad, offered a million-naira bribe to the DPO to stop further investigation into his activities.
The DPO, however, rejected the offer and arrested the 28-year-old suspect, who hails from Zamfara State.
The statement added that N2,350,000, suspected to be the proceeds of kidnapping, was recovered.
“Moreover, a check of his mobile phone corroborated the suspect’s confession as pictures of him brandishing an AK47 rifle in a forest were retrieved.
“Investigation is still ongoing as the suspect is assisting the police with vital information,” the statement added.
In a separate news, the police in Lagos on Thursday brought one Emmanuel Udom before the Ikeja High Court for allegedly stabbing a man to death with a knife.
Udom, who appeared before Justice Oyindamola Ogala, is facing a count of murder.
The defendant, whose address was not given, however, pleaded not guilty.
Lagos State counsel, Mr Ola Azeez, told the court that Udom unlawfully stabbed to death one Mr Moses Joseph on November 4, 2022, at Igando in the state.
The judge remanded the defendant and adjourned the case until March 4 for trial.
Similarly, the judge remanded one Labaran Abdulahi, who allegedly unlawfully killed one Mr Abba Lucky, aged 22, at a market in the Ipaja area of the state.
Azeez said that the defendant stabbed the deceased in the neck on April 13, 2023.
The murder charge was interpreted to Abdullahi in the Hausa Language, and he pleaded not guilty.
Murder contravenes Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and is punishable with death.