Police’s operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) Force Headquarters, Abuja have arrested Abdulranman Shuaibu (21 years), Isiaku Maheed Zambuk (47 years) and Hassan Haruna (35 years) believes to members of notorious gang in Abuja.
Confirming the Report on Tuesday, Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters, Abuja Don
Awunah said vital exhibits including a handset containing the SIM card and number used
to threaten the complainant, copies of letters of threat to life addressed to highly placed Nigerians, copies of letters of fraud addressed to well meaning individuals and cooperate bodies soliciting for monetary assistance for non existing tragedies and projects, list of names and phone numbers and contact of hundred of important personalities in public and private sectors in Nigeria were recovered from the suspects. “On the 1st August, 2016 the above mentioned suspects were tracked, trailed and arrested by Police’s operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) Force Headquarters, Abuja, subsequent to several complaints received from well meaning individuals and highly placed personalities in Abuja of serious threat to their lives, intimidation and attempts to defraud them of huge sums of money” Awunah said.
The Police spokesman said the syndicate specializes in sending test messages and calling highly placed individuals such as Honourable Ministers, Senators, Governors and Captains of industry on phone demanding for huge sums of money or else the victims should await a grievous consequence if they failed to comply. “Abdulrahman Shaibu 21 yrs, who is the leader of the gang was arrested during a rigorous and painstaking investigation into the crime. His arrest led to the arrest of Isiaku Maheed Zanbuk ‘M” 47 yrs and Hassan Haruna ‘M’ 35yrs who are also key members of the syndicate” Awunah said.
He added that the three suspects confessed to the crime and explained to the investigators various roles played by each of them in the perpetration of this criminal act and other related crimes they have committed in the past. Awunah said the suspects will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation. “All the exhibits mentioned above were recovered from their possession. They will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation” he said.
The Police spokesman advised members of the public to be vigilant and report promptly any threat of this nature to the nearest Police Station.