- Kidnappers have demanded 100 million to free former governor Dariye's father
- The old man was recently kidnapped in his hometown in Plateau
- Meanwhile, police are after the kidnappers
Following the kidnapping of Joshua Dariye's father, the criminals have now demanded a ransom of N100m to free him.
Pa Dariye who is the father of a former governor of Plateau state was recently abducted at his residence in Mushere, Bokkos local government area of the state.
Meanwhile, the police said it has launched a manhunt for the victim’s abductors to free him, Sahara Reporters reports.
This makes it the second time in which the old man will be kidnapped. He was kidnapped in 2015.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that popular lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has asked AGF Abubakar Malami (SAN) to order the immediate arrest and prosecution of 10 soldiers who reportedly killed three policemen and two civilians in Taraba state in 2019.
The incident reportedly occurred on August 6, 2019, when a team of policemen led by Inspector Mark Ediale arrested kidnap suspect Hamisu Bala (aka Wadume) and were taking him to police headquarters in Jalingo.
Falana said he would take legal measures to ensure the slain police officers and civilians did not die in vain if Malami failed to accede to his request within seven days.
Legit.ng gathers that Falana accused the Nigerian Army of turning down the request of the police investigation team to interrogate the 10 soldiers.
The senior lawyer said the trial of the other suspects has failed to commence due to the alleged refusal of the military to release the suspected killer-soldiers to face justice.
He said when the case was mentioned in court on March 16, 2020, the police prosecutor rightly applied for an order for the production of the soldiers.
He said the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, ordered the Chief of Army Staff or any person who has the custody of the indicted soldiers to produce them in court to face trial.
Falana accused Malami of taking over the case from the police prosecutor, amending the charge and withdrawing the case against the suspects instead of using his position to ensure compliance with the court order.
He disclosed that his firm is representing the bereaved family of the late Inspector Mark Ediale.
Pastor laments on kidnapping in slums - on Legit TV