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Kidnapper Arrested While Collecting N2m Ransom at POS Machine

A suspected kidnapper has been arrested while collecting ransom from POS machine.

The 22-year-old kidnapper, Mohammed Moda from Burtu village, Ringim Local Government Area was arrested by the police in Jigawa.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, stated this in a statement issued to DAILY POST.

“On 11/06/2024 at about 1600hrs, Yakubu Bala of Larabar Zango Village, Ajingi LGA, Kano State, reported at Ringim Police Station that unknown persons were threatening him, demanding a sum of two million naira (N2,000,000.00) in cash or else his wife would be kidnapped. They provided a POS account located in Ringim town for the transaction,” he said.

Adam further explained that the complainant deposited nine hundred thousand naira (N900,000.00).

“Upon receipt of the report, detectives from Ringim Division promptly acted on credible intelligence, stormed the POS shop, and arrested Mohammed Moda of Burtu village, Ringim, who came to withdraw the ransom,” Adam stated.

He added that during a search, the police recovered seven hundred and ninety-two thousand naira (N792,000.00) from the suspect.

The police spokesperson mentioned, “During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and implicated one Bashari Beto as his accomplice.”

Adam concluded by noting that the case is under investigation and will be brought to court.

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