Kidnapping: Mobile police officers reject N8.5M bribe, arrest suspect in Taraba

A team of mobile police officers attached to the 40 Police Mobile Force in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, are said to have rejected a bribe of eight million, five hundred thousand Naira, 8,500,000:00 offered to them by a suspected kidnapper.

The Taraba State Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Eribo, who disclosed this while parading some suspects, said the arrest occurred on Monday.

According to the Commissioner, the suspects were arrested with a Toyota Starlet with registration number YLA 321 ZY along the Jalingo-Yola bypass road.

He confirmed that about seven phones, three thousand unused recharge cards, and four amulets were recovered from the suspect after a search was conducted on him.

The CP said, “A cash sum of eight million, five hundred and fifty-five thousand Naira (N8,555,000); seven phones; three thousand unused recharge cards; and four amulets were recovered from him.

“The suspect bribed the PMF personnel, requesting them to take the whole money and allow him to go, but the PMF personnel refused and arrested him accordingly.

“The case is under investigation, and the suspect will soon be charged in court.”

Kidnapping: Mobile police officers reject N8.5M bribe, arrest suspect in Taraba

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