The Police patrol team in Buipe has apprehended two members of a suspected kidnapping syndicate operating within the Savannah Region enclave.
According to a police report,on 30th July, 2021, at about 0200 hours, Buipe Police patrol team arrested suspect Aliu Mohammed aged 23 with Sonlink motorbike registration no. M-20-NR- 5469 and Naaru Joli aged 20 also with Honda Motorbike no. M-12-NR- 3254 both fulanis riding towards Buipe direction on Tamale-Buipe Highway near Sawaba and suspected them as motorbike snatches and brought them to Buipe Police station for investigation.
During the interrogation the two suspects confessed their involvement as kidnappers and mentioned one Babuga, Amadu, Burger, Haruna and Sumaila who are on the run as an accomplices, the police report added.
The police report furthered that On 31st July, 2021, suspects Mohammed Aliu and Naaru Joli led police to the outskirts of Yapei and identified one Laagi Mahamadu as a victim who was kidnapped and sent to bush for three days in somewhere April 2021 and also Umaru Mohammed the father of the victim who paid a ransom of 10,000 Ghana Cedis.
The Suspects Mohammed Aliu and Naaru Joli are in custody and two motorbikes impounded for investigation.
Efforts are being made to arrest the accomplices and bring them to book, the police report stated.