Police Arrest Commercial Driver For Arranging Kidnap Of Passengers

A driver who works with a kidnap gang to abduct passengers has been arrested by the police.

Frank Mba, Public Relations Officer, announced the arrest at a media briefing in Abuja.

The spokesman said the suspect routinely delivered innocent citizens to kidnappers.

He operated on major highways in the North-East and North-West and worked for multiple kidnapping gangs.

“He will patiently wait for passengers to board his vehicle and once he has enough of these passengers, he moves from the park.

“He establishes communication with members of other kidnapping gangs and bandits. Once he gets to a comfortable area, gang members will intercept his vehicle and kidnap the passengers,” Mba said.

The suspect was among 34 suspects, consisting of 32 males and 2 females, arrested by the police for criminal offences.

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Mba said they were linked to criminal conspiracy, armed robbery culpable homicide, kidnapping, unlawful possession of prohibited weapons, and car theft.

Two AK-47 rifles, one pump action, two Dane guns, three revolver pistols, and four Berretta pistols with their accompany magazines were recovered from the suspects.

Others recovered were 389 live AK-47 ammunition, 30 pieces of type 06 ammunition, five tear gas cannisters, 11 grenade,s and two units of anti-tracking devices.

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