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Suspected Abductors Kill Teenager, Demand N4m Ransom In Kano

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Adamu Ismail, a suspected kidnapper, has been detained in relation to the abduction and murder of Abdullahi Sani, the son of his neighbor.

Ismail was arrested alongside two others, Musa Usman and Abdullahi Usman who were said to have attempted to dupe the family of the deceased by demanding for the sum of N4 million as ransom after killing the victim.

The Command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the arrest to newsmen in the state on Thursday.

SP Haruna said, “On 8th February, 2024, at about 1100hrs, a report was received 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 Four Million Naira (N4,000,000:00) was demanded for his release.

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

“The Team immediately swung into action. Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of the principal suspect; Ismail Adamu, aged 22 years old, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters, Kano on 12th February, 2024.

“In furtherance to the investigation, the said Ismail Adamu confessed to having conspired with one Risi, of Mariri Quarters Kano and kidnapped 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 four million naira (N4,000,000:00) for his release.

“Furthermore, the crime scene was visited by the Police Operatives where the deceased 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; namely, Musa Usman, aged 17 years old, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters Kano, and Abdullahi Usman, aged 20 years old, of the same address that assisted the principal suspect in the negotiation of the ransom with a mobile phone.

“The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police while appreciating the good people of the State for their support, cooperation, and understanding, reiterates that the Police Command remains resolute towards fighting all forms of crime and criminality in the State.

“He further urged everyone to be mindful of the people they give their mobile phones to make calls, and also to keep reporting any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers,” SP Haruna however stated.

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