Police Arrest 22-year-old Kidnap Kingpin In Edo (PHOTO)
Edo police have effected the arrest of Yusuf Aliu, a 22-year-old wanted kidnap kingpin.
The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Bello Kotongs, confirmed his capture, saying the culprit was reported to have tormented the Benin-Auchi route and its environs and was on the Police wanted list for armed robbery and kidnapping.
“On July 1, 2021, at about 1630hrs (4:30 p.m.), operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Unit of Edo State Police Command arrested a kidnap Kingpin, one Yusuf Aliu ‘M’ 22 years.
The suspect (Aliu) is the leader of a gang of four kidnappers that kidnapped one Lucky Ojezele at Idumwengie Community along Benin-Auchi Road on January 5, 2021 and fled.
The operatives of anti-kidnapping and cyber-crime unit of the Command, through hi-tech tracking/intelligence, arrested him (Aliu) at old road in Aduwawa, Benin City.
One of his gang members, Philemon Timothy, had earlier been arrested by the operatives and has since been charged to court.
On interrogation, Yusuf Aliu confessed to the crime of kidnapping and armed robbery. Efforts are on top gear to arrest the remaining two suspects.”he said
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has bared his mind about the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Governor of Kaduna State expressed happiness over the arrest of the secessionist leader during an interview with BBC Pidgin on Friday morning, July 2. He described Nnamdi Kanu as someone who incites violence and undermines a state’s sovereignty and authority.
I was very happy (when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested) because, first he jumped bail, jeopardising his sureties.
“Secondly, a person that challenges the sovereignty and the authority of a state and incites violence; he refers to his own country as a zoo.
“This should be a message to all these separatists challenging the authority of the Nigerian State to be very careful.”