In a significant breakthrough, the Nigerian Police Force has apprehended a suspected kidnapper connected to the abduction and tragic murder of Nabeeha, the daughter of a Bwari lawyer. The arrest, made during a raid on a Kaduna hotel on January 20th, saw the capture of 28-year-old Bello Mohammed with a staggering N2.25 million in suspected ransom money.
Nabeeha, a 400-level student of Biological Science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was among the victims of the ruthless kidnappers who had demanded a hefty N700 million ransom for nine hostages. Tragically, four hostages, including Nabeeha and 13-year-old Folashade Ariyo, fell victim to the criminals. The kidnapping spree targeted the family of Barrister Ariyo, with Nabeeha abducted alongside six other siblings and their father, Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar, from their home at Zuma 1, on the outskirts of Bwari town in Abuja on January 2.
Under police questioning, Bello Mohammed confessed to being part of the gang responsible for the Bwari abduction on January 2nd. The suspect, who attempted to bribe the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) leading the operation with N1 million, was promptly rejected, and the arrest was made. Shockingly, Mohammed admitted to the gang’s involvement in the murder of some kidnapped victims, including Nabeeha, at a camp in Kaduna State on January 13th.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the IRT in Abuja for thorough investigations. Mohammed is expected to provide crucial information leading to the apprehension of other accomplices involved in this heinous crime. Commending the commitment and professionalism of the DPO and the police force, IGP Egbetokun emphasized their dedication to ensuring a more secure society, promising to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice.Follow us on social media