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Police Rejects N1m Bribe From Arrested Bandit In Kaduna Hotel

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Police Rejects N1m Bribe From Arrested Bandit In Kaduna Hotel

The money is the suspect’s own share of a ransom collected,

Kaduna State– A Divisional Officer of the police force in Kaduna Community has rejected a sum of one million naira bribe offered to him by a suspected bandit following his arrest in a local hotel.

It was gathered that the bandit reportedly offered the bribe out of the ransom recovered from him by the police at a hotel in Tafa community.

In a statement released by the Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, on Thursday, the arrest was made on the 19th of January, 2024.

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According to him, the divisional headquarters received credible information regarding the presence of the suspected person st Easyway hotel in Tafa town.

“Operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer stormed the hotel and arrested a certain 28-year-old Bello Muhammad from Zamfara State and recovered the sum of N2,350,000:00, suspected to be proceeds of kidnapping.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect admitted to being a kidnapper who operates with his gang around Kagarko forest in Kaduna

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According to the image maker, the money is the suspect’s own share of a ransom collected, adding that a check of his mobile phone corroborated the suspect’s confession as pictures of him brandishing an AK47 rifle in a forest were retrieved.

“The said suspect Bello Muhammad thus offered a million naira backhander to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) to stop him from furthering the investigation, which the Police Officer forthwith rejected. The investigation is still ongoing as the suspect is assisting the Police with vital information,” he said.

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The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP A.D Ali, while praising the Tafa Division’s Operatives, urged them and others not to dwindle but to increase the tempo until crimes and criminality are reduced minimally.

The police boss tasked hoteliers, recreation, and leisure service operators in the State to always scrutinize the identity of their customers to avoid providing criminals with a safe haven.


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