Suspects in connection with the recent kidnap of the Nasarawa State Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport, Jibril Giza, have been arrested by the State Police Command.
Making the revelation while parading 35 suspected criminals in the state, the Police Commissioner, Bola Longe, said the suspects were arrested based on intelligence and technical information by the police.
Recall that Jibril Giza was kidnapped at the early hours of Sunday, February 16, 2020 by gunmen in his residence at Shabu, regained his freedom around 8:00 pm.
The Commissioner of Police explained that the police found the victim in Duduguru in Obi Local Government Area abandoned by the kidnappers due to the close trail by his men.
He denied knowledge of any ransom paid either by the family members of the kidnapped victim to secure his release.
In the same vein, the Police also arrested a woman, Paulina Santos of Azuba community in Lafia for mobilizing criminals to kidnap her well-to-do neighbour.
According to the CP, the woman had contacted someone to help her organise a gang that would kidnap the mother of her friend.
The Police Commissioner explained that Paulina Santos told her contact that the husband and children of her target were all working with the Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC, and could afford to pay huge ransom.
He added, “But, unfortunately for her and fortunately for her neighbour, her contact inform the police about her plan and she was arrested.”
The CP appealed to the public to always supply them with useful information to enable them stop crime.
He commanded his men, the Inspector-General of Police and the Nasarawa State Government for their support.
Paulina Santos was said to have confessed to the crime and appealed for mercy.