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KATSINA: Police arrest suspect for kidnap, murder of toddler

POLICE officers in Katsina State apprehended a 30-year-old suspected kidnapper and murderer of a three-year-old child.

The suspect, Abubakar Abdul-Aziz of Sabuwar Santa Quarters in Musawa Local Government Area of the State, was apprehended around 15:00hrs on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023.

According to Katsina Police Spokesman Gambo Isah in a statement today, the suspect criminally trespassed into the residence of one Adamu Alhassan, m, of Bacirawa village in Musawa Local Government Area of the State, while he was deep asleep, on March 23rd, 2023, at about 01: 00hrs, and kidnapped his three-year-old son to an unknown destination.

He stated that the suspect left a letter instructing the victim’s father, Adamu Alhassan, to pay a ransom of eight hundred thousand naira (800,000) and providing a phone number for contact.

The father then made contact, negotiated, and paid one hundred and fifty thousand naira (150,000) to secure his child’s release, but the child was not released.

Upon receiving the report, police detectives immediately went into action and succeeded in apprehending the suspect (Abubakar Abdulaziz) in connection with the crime.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and also admitted to burying the child alive after receiving the ransom. The investigation is still ongoing.

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