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Adamawa University Student Kidnaps 10-Year-Old Sister, Demands N10m


Taraba State Police Command on Friday paraded Abdul Basit Umar, a 22-year-old student of Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, for kidnapping his 10-year-old sister, Amina Umar, and demanding a N10 million ransom.

Parading the suspects at the Taraba State Police Command in Jalingo, alongside 19 other kidnappers and armed robbers, the command warned that it would not tolerate any criminal activity in the State.

Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP David Misal, said Abdubasit Umar, a biological brother to the victim, had criminally conspired with other suspects and lured the innocent girl into a Blue Honda Hennessy with registration N0. MKF 67JK Kaduna, and took her to Dove Hotel Mayo Dassa, where she was held captive.

The suspects demanded a ransom of N10 million, but later accepted to collect the sum of N4 million, he said.

According to him, they were arrested while trying to collect the said ransom at Wuro-Sambe, Jalingo, by the intelligence squad of the command.

Abdubasit Umar told journalists, in poor English, that he staged the kidnap of his younger sister to enable him raise money to travel out of the country.

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