The Department of State Services in Bauchi State says it has apprehended one Umar Ahmad suspected to be the kidnapper of the three-year-old grandson of a popular Islamic scholar in the state, Dahiru Bauchi.
According to the secret police, they rescued the boy and recovered from the 27-year-old suspect the N2.5m ransom paid.
The boy was abducted from Bauchi’s residence on May 22.
The Director of the DSS in the state, Muhammad Alhassan, said they arrested the suspect in collaboration with the police in Kano.
Alhassan claimed the suspect initially demanded N10m ransom but later reduced it to N6m.
The security chief said, “We immediately swung into action after our intelligence gathering uncovered the hideout of the kidnapper at Liberty Hotel room 37 Sabon Gari Abba Road.
“After raiding the hotel, we rescued the kidnapped boy who is healthy, arrested the kidnapper and the recovered the money which we withdrew from his bank account.”
He said the suspect would be handed over to police for prosecution.