The FCT Police Command has arrested eight suspected kidnappers along Shenegu-Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada, Kabusa village and Durumi axis of Abuja.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, gave the names of the suspects as Yakubu Ahmadu, Ibrahim Mallam Musa, and Bello Haruna.
She said the suspects were members of a syndicate also linked to the kidnap attempt on the Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Gwagwalada branch, Barrister David Aigbefoh.
She said the suspects were arrested during a coordinated intelligence operation by police operatives from the command’s anti-kidnapping squad at Shenegu mountain on the border of the FCT and Niger State.
She said the suspects have provided useful information on the activities of their syndicate.
Yusuf further disclosed that one Nwite Jideofor was arrested for staging his own kidnap along Durumi axis, saying the suspect confessed to conniving with his ‘abductors’ to defraud his sister of the sum of N5 million which he demanded as ransom.
She said exhibits recovered from all the suspects included three Dane guns, seven cutlasses, one black painted Honda Accord, four mobile phones and other items, adding that effort was on to arrest other members of the syndicates now at large.
She said all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation, while she urged residents of the FCT, particularly parents and guardians to prevail upon their wards to desist from engaging in any form of criminality.