The Lagos State Police are in search of Ahmed, who just returned from Dubai. Ahmed deceitfully planned the kidnap of himself and his girlfriend. This happened last month in Abuja.
It was revealed that Ahmed made sure he collected a ransom of #2m from his girlfriend’s family before she was released. His involvement in the crime came to limelight when one of the kidnappers, Uchenna Daniels was arrested three days after the release of the lady, Hannatu Kabri.
When interrogated, Uchenna revealed everything concerning the kidnap. He further stated that Ahmed did all that in a bid to extort his girlfriend’s parents.
During the parading of the suspect at the Lagos State Police Command yesterday, 14th April, 2022, Benjamin Hundeyin, the command spokesman said,
“On March 31, 2022, at about 2 pm, intelligence gathered that one Uchenna Daniels kidnapped one Miss Hannatu Kabri, 22, in Abuja. Operatives of the command tracked and arrested the suspect at Allen Avenue, Ikeja. Lagos.
He revealed that the victim’s boyfriend, Ahmed and one Biliya planned the kidnap with him and collected a ransom of N2 million through a bureau de change from the parents of the victim before she was released on March 28, 2022. He added that they made use of a toy gun to commit the crime”.
When interrogated, Uchenna said,
“Ahmed was my course mate at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina State. He is from Sokoto State. He contacted me through one Ibrahim, who was also a coursemate. I met them when I went to Abuja to hustle but had no money to transport myself back to Lagos. On the day of the abduction, we picked up Ahmed and his girlfriend as they were driving out of a hotel in Abuja. We took both of them to an accommodation Ahmed earlier paid for. While they were with us, he negotiated N10 million as a ransom for his release. He sent a fake N10 million alert to us and we released him.
He gave us a stern warning never to molest his girlfriend, who was later released after Ahmed confirmed that the N2 million ransom had been paid.
Ahmed was yet to pay me my share before I was arrested. He only gave me N110,000 before I left Abuja for Lagos, with a promise to send my share of the ransom”.
The command spokesman stated that while Uchenna will be charged to court, the search for others would continue in earnest.
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