FATIMA Umar Adam
13 years old was kidnapped, killed, buried in a shallow grave after suspects demands one million Naira ransom. Police Public Relation Officer, Kano State Command SP, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa has disclosed Thursday.
The Police swung into action by organising a manhunt for the culprits after receiving a report from a resident of Tofa Town, Kano State that his daughter, Zuwaira, 13 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of One Million Naira was demanded.
Father of the victim negotiated and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira.
While negotiating for the ransom, the body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave.
On receipt of the ugly report, the scene was visited by the police, the body was exhumed, examined and confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor and released to the relatives for burial.
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, immediately raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder to arrest the culprits.
The Puff Adder’s sustained efforts led to the arrest of a suspect Auwalu Abdulrashid, alias Lauje, 21 years old, of Tofa Town.
On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that, he singlehandedly kidnapped the victim, deceived and took her to an uncompleted building located at Tofa Town, strangled her with her Hijab used knife, slaughtered her throat and buried her in a shallow grave, and then demanded a ransom of One Million Naira and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira.
The suspect further confessed that, on the 07/06/2021, he kidnapped a younger brother of the victim, one Muttaka, 3 years old at Tofa Town demanded a ransom of Two Million Naira, later settled and collected One Hundred Thousand Naira and abandoned the child at Dawanau Special Primary School.
Case will be charged to court for prosecution.