The Kaduna State Police Command said it had arrested the man whose false kidnap alarm led to the killing of three innocent persons at Kawo in Kaduna metropolis on Monday.
The Command’s Spokesman Yakubu Sabo made this known in Kaduna.
He said the Musa Imam who raised the false alarm that attracted the mob who lynched the driver and incited disturbances was arrested by Operatives investigating the incident.
It would be recalled that the suspect had allegedly raised an alarm that he was being kidnapped at the crowded Kawo flyover thereby attracting a mob who lynched one person the man claimed was among the kidnappers.
Two other people were allegedly shot by security agents trying to extricate themselves from the surging mob.
The Police had explained that the incident was not a kidnap attempt but that Musa was trailed by policemen from Lagos command for jumping bail in an ongoing fraud case. It said that the suspect misled a mob in the area who lynched and set ablaze the driver conveying his sureties and set the vehicle ablaze