The Hunter Becomes The Hunted As Nasarawa Police Allegedly Demanded N35 Million From Suspected Kidnapper To Secure Their Freedom
The three suspects who gave the shocking revelations are Abdullahi Adamu, Alhaji Bawa Adamu and Ibrahim Bawa said the police apart from demanding for N35m bribe to secure their freedom also foisted them to answer that they were involved in the kidnapping.
The three suspects who are cooling their feet at the custody of the police said they were apprehended on April 15, 2021, by the police following information by two police informants, Kire Iki and Dere Dono.
In a petition dated June 9, 2021, address to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, the two brothers being detained by the state police command, denied any involvement in the crime.
The suspects appealed for transfer of the case out of Nasarawa for a thorough investigation, claiming that they were victims of circumstances of the crime they were being detained for.
The suspects said a total of seventeen persons were picked up by the police command in connection with the allegation alongside them.
According to the petition signed by their counsel, Oghenovo O. Otemu, Head of Oghenovo O. Otemu Chambers, the petitioners said out of seventeen persons arrested, twelve were released upon payment for their bail while the police refused to release them, and two others insisting that N35 million must be paid.
The state commissioner of police, Bola Longe declined comments, saying he only deals with national newspapers like The Nation, TVC, he said.