Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Zamfara State, have arrested a Senior Secondary School student of the Federal Government College, Anka, Zamfara.
The student had allegedly played smart to claim being a bandit leader and demanded the sum of ₦3 million from the principal of the school.
He was paraded in connection with banditry; and other related crimes on Saturday, July 3.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hussaini Rabiu, who confirmed the incident in Gusau, also said another student in Gusau metropolis wrote a letter; threatening to kidnap a Reverend Sister who is the principal of his school as well as students of the school.
After the complaint that was lodged, the Divisional Police Officer deployed operatives who tracked the caller at Bakura Local Government and was subsequently arrested.
The Commissioner explained that the suspects have confessed to committing the crime.
“Another suspect in connection to the threat to attack Federal Government College Anka was equally arrested; after he called on the Principal of the school to drop ₦3 million somewhere for him; or else he would go and attack the students of the college,” he said.
“On June 25, a letter was found close to the suggestion box of Dominican College in Gusau. The content of the letter was a threat to kidnapping the Principal of the school, Revd Sister Chinyere Oby, and the students of the school.
“On the receipt of the complaints, police detectives swung into action; and arrested the suspect called Donatus Ede as the Principal suspect. On interrogation, the suspect was discovered to be an SS 3 student of the school.”