The sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000:00) offered to SP Aliyu Mohammed, the Police officer in charge of the anti-kidnapping squad at the state criminal investigation department of Kano State Command, as a bribe to secure the release of 27-year-old kidnapping suspect Yusuf Ibrahim of Danjibga village in Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, has been rejected.
SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the police public relations officer, provided a statement to newsmen confirming this.
62-year-old Bamuwa Umaru of Shika town, Sabon Gari LGA, Kaduna State, contacted the officer on Tuesday and gave him one million naira (N1,000,000:00) as a bribe to secure the release of accused kidnapper Yusuf Ibrahim, who was 27 at the time, according to Kiyawa.
Yusuf Ibrahim, the alleged kidnapper, was apprehended by police in Rijiyar Zaki Motor Park Kano after being recognized by one of his abducted victims.
The suspect confessed to the crime and was involved in a series of kidnappings at Sheme, Yankara, Faskari, and Kucheri Villages in Katsina and Zamfara States.
He said their syndicate had killed about ten (10) of their victims.
The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigations.