The Nigerian Police Force has arrested a kidnapper, suspected to be involved in the abduction and murder of Nabeeha, daughter of a Bwari lawyer.
Nabeeha, her father, and her sisters were abducted in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, on January 9, with the kidnappers demanding a total of N700m ransom for nine of their victims.
They had killed four of the hostages, including Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level student of Biological Science, at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and 13-year-old Folashade Ariyo.
Announcing the arrest in a statement on Sunday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect, a 28-year-old named Bello Mohammed, was arrested in a Kaduna hotel raid on January 20th with N2.25 million believed to be the proceeds of kidnapping.
He added that under questioning, Mohammed confessed to being part of the gang that kidnapped Barrister Ariyo’s family members in Bwari on January 2nd.
Adejobi said the suspect had offered a N1 million bribe to Idris Ibrahim, the divisional police officer of the Tafa division in Kaduna State.