Po­lice ar­rest kid­nap­per of Zaria wa­ter project en­gi­neer

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE - From Isa Sa’idu, Zaria

Po­lice have suc­ceeded in ar­rest­ing one of the two kid­nap­pers of a Chi­nese En­gi­neer work­ing with firm han­dling the Zaria wa­ter project.

Zhang Li­jun works with CGC Con­struc­tion Com­pany and was kid­napped on Mon­day at Dakace vil­lage on the out­skirt of Zaria, along Jos road, while on his way to the project site.

Con­firm­ing the ar­rest yes­ter­day, Kaduna state po­lice com­mand pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, ASP Yakubu Sabo, said the po­lice have res­cued the vic­tim and re­cov­ered some items from the sus­pected kid­nap­pers.

Sabo ap­pealed to res­i­dents to con­tinue to fur­nish po­lice with in­for­ma­tion that will as­sist in ad­dress­ing the men­ace of kid­nap­ping and other crimes.

A source told Daily Trust how Li­jun was kid­napped; “he was with his driver, Haruna Mo­hammed, when two peo­ple at­tacked them with a pis­tol, dropped the diver and move away with Li­jun. The sus­pected kid­nap­pers, Paul Ochalla from Rivers state and one other per­son from Akwa-Ibom, who is now at large, tried to run away with him but luck ran out of them.

“Good Sa­mar­i­tan that sus­pected ab­nor­mal move­ment of the Hilux ve­hi­cle alerted the DPOs of Zaria city and Tudun Wad area of Zaria. The po­lice suc­cess­fully ar­rested one of the sus­pects, Paul Ochalla, at the Zaria Eid pray­ing ground, Ko­far Doka. It later emerged that the sus­pected kid­nap­per was a former staff of the project but was dis­missed last year due to his du­bi­ous acts.”

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