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Three arrested for kidnapping, killing 14-yr-old neighbour in Kano

Operatives of the Kano State Police Command have arrested three persons for allegedly kidnapping and killing a 14-year-old son of their neighbour. According to the…

Operatives of the Kano State Police Command have arrested three persons for allegedly kidnapping and killing a 14-year-old son of their neighbour.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdulahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command received a report from one Alhaji Rabiu Abdullahi of Hotoron Fulani Quarters Kano that he received a phone call from an unknown person that his son, Abdullahi Sani, aged 14 years old of same address was kidnapped and a ransom of N4 million was demanded for his release.

He said, “The situation prompted, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel to engage a team of policemen from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command to ensure the rescue of the victim and arrest the perpetrators.

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“The team immediately swung into action. Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of the principal suspect, Ismail Adamu, 22, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters, Kano.”

Kiyawa stated that Adamu confessed to having conspired with one Risi of Mariri Quarters Kano to kidnap the victim.

“The suspect further revealed that they took the victim to Sabuwar Zara Village where they stabbed him in his neck and threw him inside a soakaway at an uncompleted building in Sabuwar Zara Quarters Kano, and later contacted the father and demanded N4,000,000 for his release.

“Furthermore, the crime scene was visited by the police operatives where the deceased’s body was removed from the soakaway and evacuated to Abdullahi Wase Specialists Hospital Kano where a medical doctor certified the body dead and it was deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.

“The discreet investigation led to the arrest of two suspects: Musa Usman, 17, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters Kano, and Abdullahi Usman, 20, of the same address that assisted the principal suspect in the negotiation of the ransom with a mobile phone ” he said.

Kiyawa said the suspects would arraigned upon completion of the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police appreciates the good people of the state for their support, cooperation, and understanding, reiterating that the police command remains resolute towards fighting all forms of crime and criminality in the state,” he added.

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