The Adamawa State Police Command has recovered seven cars from two suspected kidnappers.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, who spoke on the development on Thursday, said diligent investigation led to the recoveries a couple of days after arresting the suspects.
Nguroje said the two suspects, Aminu Jika (36) and Muhammad Umar (32) who are all residents of Wuro Patuji village in Mubi North Local Government Area, had been carrying out their act around the state, part of the most recent being the abduction of an 11-year-old boy in Girei Local Government Area, from whose family the suspects collected N5 million.
He added that following directive from the state Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju to investigate and arrest the culprits after that particular kidnapping, the police went extra mile, apprehended the culprits, and made the initial recovery of a Toyota Hilux, three number plates and some handsets.
“After that initial success, the police, following further investigations, has recovered six more vehicles,” Nguroje said in the update to the story during a press interview Thursday afternoon.
Nguroje explained, “We established that the six vehicles were bought by the kidnappers using the ransom obtained from victims. We have apprehended one suspect in addition to the first two and we expect to have other accomplices as our investigations progresses.”