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Kaduna Police parades neighbor, 3 other killers of 6yr old abducted boy

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The four suspected killers of abducted six years’ old Mohammed Kabiru, including a neighbor have been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command, amidst surprises.

Parading them in Kaduna, the Police Command said the three male and one female suspects committed offence of Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping and Culpable Homicide, which the Command diligently investigated and unraveled the identities of the suspects involved, leading to their arrest.

Briefing newsmen, the Police Command spokesman, Muhammed Jalige, said N30 million ransoms were earlier demanded on the victims.

He explained that the negotiating parties agreed for the sum of N1,000,000.00, but expressed dismay that parents could not secure release of the victim alive after paying the ransom.

“We are here to parade these suspects for the offence of Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping and Culpable Homicide, which the Command diligently investigated and unraveled the identities of the suspects involved leading to their arrest.

“The investigation took effect from the complaint laid to the Commissioner of Police on the 29th April, 2021, by one Alhaji Kabiru Magayaki (son’s father), who reported that his son Mohammed Kabiru (M) 6yrs was abducted on the 24th April, 2021, and the abductors demanded for the sum of N30,000,000.00 as ransom to secure the release of the victim.

“The negotiating parties, however, agreed for the sum of N1,000,000.00, which the family obliged and paid, but could not secure the freedom of the victim.

“On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police immediately ordered for a full scale investigation and the SIB Operatives swung into action and succeeded in arresting four (4) suspects.

“The names of those arrested are: (1) Sani Adamu a.k.a Galadima, M 36yrs of No. H3 Mashi Street, Badarawa Kaduna; (2) Umar Mainasara, M 32yrs of Sheik Jaafar Street Kawo New-Extension Kaduna; (3) Muhammadu Nazifi, M 25yrs of Musa Yakubu Crescent Badarawa, Kaduna and (4) Amina Ahmed, F 53yrs of No. 1221 Sharada, Kano, in a carefully coordinated and intelligence-based investigative approach. 

“The arrest equally led to the recovery of the sum of Eight Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira (N840,000.00) being part of the ransom the suspects collected at a location in Zaria.

“Further investigation revealed that Mohammad Nazifi, who criminally orchestrated the whole abduction saga, is a neighbour to the complainant; that makes it easier for him to lure the innocent child by sending him on an errand to a location where Sani Adamu was already on ground awaiting to kidnap him to an unknown destination.

“Consequently, Mohammed Nazifi on sensing the possibility of the victim revealing his identity after regaining freedom decided to strangle him to death and concealed the body in a drain system in the outskirt of Kano Municipal, Kano State. 

“The suspects, having confessed to the commission of the dastardly act, led the Police to where the decomposing body of the victim was identified and evacuated to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for autopsy. 

“Investigation is still ongoing with a view to unraveling the identities of all those involved in this unfortunate-cum barbaric act, apprehend and bring them to book.

“It is, however, important that the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State seizes this opportunity to advise all parents and guardians to be more security conscious of their wards, as criminals could be lurking around their vicinity waiting to take advantage of familiarization to perpetrate evil, such as this case at hand,” he stated. 

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