Katsina man arrested for kidn@pping and k#lling a three-year-old child after collecting N150k ransom

Police operatives in Katsina state have arrested one Abubakar Abdul’ziz for allegedly kidn@pping and k#lling a three-year-old child in Sabuwar Santa, Musawa LGA of the state.

The command’s image maker, CSP Gambo Isah, in a statement on Monday, April 17, said the suspect was arrested by the command on April 12, 2023.

“The fact of the case is that on the 23/3/2023, at about 0100hrs, the suspect criminally trespassed into the residence of one Adamu Alhassan, m, of Bacirawa village, Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, while he was deep asleep, and kidn@pped his three-year-old son to an unknown destination.

He dropped a letter, directing the said Adamu Alhassan to pay a ransom of N800,000 and providing a contact phone number.

However, the father made contact, negotiated, and paid the sum of N150,000 to secure the release of his child, but to no avail.

Upon receipt of the report, state detectives swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect.

The suspect confessed to committing the crime and further confessed to have b¥ried the child alive after receiving the ransom money,” the statement reads.


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