From Femi Oyelola Kaduna
Kaduna State Police Command has arrested the Village Head of Ungwan Luka, Rido District of Chikun Local Government Area of the State Samaila Luka for allegedly working for kidnappers.
The Police Public Relation Officer PPRO of the Command Yakubu Sabo Abubakar disclosed this during a press conference held in kaduna yesterday.
Samaila Luka was among the 39 other suspects paraded by the command.
Other suspects including a gang that, killed two of their abductees after collecting N2.8 million ransom and two suspects linked with the recent kidnap of six female students and two teachers of Engravers College, Kaduna.
Speaking on the suspects, the police spokesman, said the Village Head of Ungwan Luka, Samaila Luka works for kidnappers by giving them information and collecting share after taking ransom to them.
He said, the kidnappers whom the Village Head worked with killed a policeman after taking ransom.
Meanwhile, Luka while fielding questions from newsmen denied working for kidnappers, though he confessed being paid twice out of the three times he had taken ransom to the kidnappers.
According to him, “I have helped people to take ransom to the kidnappers three times. The first time, the kidnappers rewarded me with N100,000, the second time, they gave me N50,000, but the third time, they didn’t give me anything.
“I know nothing about the policemen the kidnappers killed. God and the police woman who was released are my witnesses. When I took the ransom to them, that was the third time I took ransom to the kidnappers, but after taking it, they refused to give me the policeman. Me and the other police woman cried and begged them, but they refused, they said, the policeman use to insult them. That day, they even collected my phone and they didn’t give me money that day,” he said.
Though, he confessed that, he never reported to police that kidnappers gave him share of the ransom, Luka said, he never knew the kidnappers before.