Abubakar, aka Kiriwa, was reportedly arrested in Minna, Niger State, on December 9, 2016, by the IG Intelligence Response Team, according to a statement by the Force spokesman, Donald Awunah on Monday.
The police have arrested Umar Abubakar, the 10th gang member involved in the abduction of the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele, in September 2016.
Awunah said the suspect had confessed to have invested his share of the ransom in a provision store, two houses and three plots of land.
According to reports, he was said to have spent N3m on the store.
The statement said, “Abubakar led detectives to two houses and three plots of land he purchased with his share of the ransom.
“He confessed that he used N3m, part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger State which he was running with his wife. The original papers of the houses and plots of land have been recovered and the shop also sealed.”
Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, according to the police spokesman assured the public of police readiness to deliver dedicated and quality policing at all times.