Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Police Force says it has arrested one Abubakar AbdulAziz for the kidnap and murder of a three-year-old child.
AbdulAziz said he buried the child after receiving payment for his release.
The Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Gambo Isah disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
He said the kidnapper, a 30-year-old man of Sabuwar Santa, Musawa local government area, Katsina State was arrested by the Command on April 12, 2023.
“The fact of the case is that on 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 kidnapped his three (3)-year-old son to an unknown destination.
“He dropped a letter, directing the said Adamu Alhassan to pay a ransom of eight hundred thousand naira (N800,000) and providing a contact phone number.
"However, the father made contact, negotiated, and paid the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150,000) to secure the release of his child, but to no avail.”
He further said upon receipt of the report, immediately detectives swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect (Abubakar Abdulaziz) in connection with the case.
He noted that during the investigation, he confessed to the commission of the offence and further confessed to having buried the child alive after receiving the ransom money.
CSP Isah added that the investigation is ongoing.
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