Police set three suspects for alleged kidnapping and killing of minor in Kano


The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested three three persons in connection to a kidnap of a 14 year old boy in Hotoro Kano State.

Disclosing the arrest, spokesperson of thr Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said they received report from the father of the victim.

Kiyawa a Supretendant of Police said the boy 14 years, was killed by the criminals and later demanded a ransom of Four Million.

“On 08/02/2024 at about 1100hrs, a report was received from one Alhaji Rabiu Abdullahi, ‘m’, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters Kano that he received a phone call from an unknown person that his son, Abdullahi Sani, aged 14 years old, ’m’, of same address was kidnapped and a ransom of Four Million Naira (N4,000,000:00) was demanded for his release”, Kiyawa said.

According to him, “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, ‘m’, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters, Kano on 12/02/2024.

“In furtherance to the investigation, the said Ismail Adamu confessed to having conspired with one Risi, ’m’, 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, ‘m’, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters Kano, and Abdullahi Usman, aged 20 years old, ‘m’, of the same address that assisted the principal suspect in the negotiation of the ransom with a mobile phone”.

The police spokesperson disclosed that the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.