February 27, 2024

FCT police nab wanted kidnap kingpin ‘Habu Ibrahim’

FCT police nab wanted kidnap kingpin ‘Habu Ibrahim’

By: Kingsley Omonobi

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 p.m., acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State, and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa, aka Habu Ibrahim, a kidnapping kingpin.

The kidnapping kingpin has been on the wanted list of the command for a long time and is the second high-profile kidnapper for whom the FCT minister, Barr Nyesom Wike, placed a bounty of N30 million recently.

A statement by SP Josephine Adeh, PPRO, said, “The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Hon Minister FCT placed a bounty on, as the other one, namely Saidu Abdulkadir, aka 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 adviser 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 the remains of Barr. Chris Agidy. 

“The remains was recovered and deposited in Gwagwalada General Hospital.

“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh, reiterates his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure safety of residents. 

“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.’