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FCT Police Win Minister’s N20 Million As They Arrest Fleeing Kidnap Kingpin

Officers of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa, also known as Habu Ibrahim, the second of the two wanted kidnappers, on whom the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike had placed a N20 million bounty.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement today, February 27, said that the kidnapper was arrested on February 24, 2024, at about 7:05 pm, after the operatives, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest in Toto local government of Nasarawa State.
Minister Wike had, on February 14, placed N20 million bounty on two wanted bandits: Dahiru Adamu and Abu Ibrahim that have been terrorising the people in the capital city.
The minister spoke when he met the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, during a parade of 23 criminal suspects, at the Police Command Headquarters in Garki, Abuja.
The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the FCT Police Command had previously arrested Saidu Abdulkadir, aka Dahiru Adamu, one of the two wanted kidnappers, after the officers raided two kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje Area Council on February 15, at about 12 am.
The police spokesperson said in a statement today that the captured kidnapper has confessed that his syndicate masterminded several kidnappings in the FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, legal aid to Senator Ned Nwoko and Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village, both of whom were later killed.
The statement read: “The operatives of the FCT Police Command, in a continued effort against banditry in FCT and its environs, on February 24, 2024, at about 7:05 PM, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa A.K.A Habu Ibrahim, a kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list of the Command for a long time and bounty placed on his head by the Hon. Minister FCT.
“The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Honorable Minister FCT placed bounty on, as the other one namely Saidu Abdulkadir A.K.A Dahiru Adamu, had earlier been arrested by the Command.
“He confessed that his syndicate masterminded and executed several kidnappings in FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, the legal aid to Senator. Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village were later killed by them. Samaila Wakili further led police operatives to where the remains of Barr. Chris Agidy are. The remains were recovered and deposited in Gwagwalada General Hospital.”
The PPRO said that investigations are however, still ongoing and that the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igwe has reiterated his commitment to combatting crime and criminality to ensure the safety of residents.
“While an investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure the safety of residents. He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”

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Source: The Eagle Online.

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