Students Who Threatened to Kidnap Principal, Arrested by Police in Zamfara
EMERGENCY DIGEST- The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested two students for allegedly issuing threats to kidnap a principal, staff and students in two separate secondary schools in the state.
Commissioner of Police Hussaini Rabi’u told reporters in Gusau,the state capital yesterday that the command received reports of the threat from authorities of the Federal Government College (FGC), Anka and Dominican College, Gusau.
Rabi’u said: “On 25th June, 2021, a letter in respect of the above subject matter was found close to the suggestion box of Dominican College, located in Sha’iskawa area, Gusau.
“The letter contained a threat to kidnap the Principal of the school, Rev. Sister Chinyere and some students of the school.
“Receiving the report of the complaint from the school management, the police detectives swung into action and arrested one Donatus Ejeh, as the principal suspect.”
The CP said that when the suspect was interrogated, it was discovered that he was an SS3 student of the school.
He said that the investigation was ongoing with a view to arresting collaborators of the suspect.
Rabi’u further said that on Thursday the Principal of FGC Anka reported to the Divisional Police Officer that an unknown person called her and demanded N3 million failing which some students would be kidnapped.
He said that preliminary investigation by the police led to the arrest of one Tukur Bashir from Bakura local government area of the state.
He said that interrogation of the suspect showed he is an SS1 student of the college.
“Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of his gang for prosecution”, the police commissioner said.
Rabi’u added that the command also arrested 45 suspects over alleged criminal conspiracy, public disturbance of public peace and riots among others.