The Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspects for kidnapping children in the Suleja Local Government Area of the state.
A statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, and made available to our correspondent in Minna Friday night, stated that the suspects were arrested in Abuja.
“The suspects – Saviour Ebuka 20yrs and Mary Peter 25yrs at Tunga-Maje through Gwagwalada area of FCT Abuja on 20/01/2023 and 18/02/2023 respectively.
He revealed that the suspects had been involved in the kidnap of two siblings aged 3 and 5 years from their home in Suleja in Niger State last year.
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“It could be recalled that on 20/10/2022 at about 1125hrs, an incident of suspected abduction of two children was reported at ‘B’ Div. Suleja, that on 19/10/2022 at about 2100hrs, two children of age 5/3yrs, both m/f of water board area of Suleja were missing and were suspected to have been taken away by a new tenant who just moved into the compound.
Wasiu stated that after the suspects kidnapped the children, they took them to an orphanage home in Abuja where they were paid some money.
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“During an interrogation, Saviour confessed to having conspired with one Ifeoma and Patience, both presently at large to perpetrate the act, because Ifeoma agreed to pay him and Patience N250,000 each, but she had only paid Patience while he is yet to be paid.
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