The Special Anti-Robbery Squad wing of the Katsina State Police Command has reportedly prevented six suspected kidnappers from collecting a ransom of N15m from a housewife, Hajiya Habiba.
Five out of the six suspects namely AbdulRahman Hashimu, Umar Sada, Isiyaku Ya’u, Ado Nasiru, and Abdulrahman Mamuda have already been arrested and are currently in prison custody while the sixth member, Adda’u Lawal, is currently at large.
It was learned that the six men stormed Habiba’s residence at Yar’liyau village, where they allegedly robbed her of N52,700 and kidnapped her.
Habiba, 65, was said to have been initially kept in a bush before the suspects took her to a house belonging to Ya’u at Yargamji village in Batagarawa Local Government Area.
They reportedly demanded N15m for her release.
However, SARS stormed the house where Habiba was kept and rescued her. The officers arrested Hashimu, Sada, and Ya’u on the spot.
The police later arrested Nasiru and Mamuda. All five men reportedly confessed to the crime.