Son Plans Own Kidnap With Friends, Extorts Father of N500k

Katsina Police Command said it arrested three youths who staged a fake kidnap of their friend to extort a ransom of N500,000 from his father, Alhaji Illayasu Jibiya.
“The police operatives directed the businessman to comply and pay the ransom money at the point they directed.
“Luck, however, ran against them as the police arrested one of them trying to pick the ransom money.”

DSP Gambo Isah, the state command PRO on Thursday said, “Those arrested are Aminu Rahamawa, (19), Abdullahi Bature (23), and Kabiru Iliyasu, son of the businessman, in Jibia town of the state.”

Isah stated that the youths conspired and stage-managed the kidnapping of their friend, Kabiru Iliyasu and demanded a ransom from the father, Alhaji Iliyaus.

“The youths demanded N500,000 before they will release the victim or they will exterminate him.”

Before paying, the dad reported the matter to the state CID for investigation and they were caught.

NAN reports that the PPRO said the arrested person confessed that the kidnap was fake and organised to extort money from their friend’s father, Alhaji Iliyasu Jibia.

He called on members of the public to always forward information about criminal activities to police for action, saying police would not reveal the identity of the person that provided the information.