LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Katsina State Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old man, Abubakar Abdulaziz for allegedly kidnapping, collecting ransom and murdering his victim.
Abdulaziz, of Sabuwar Santa, Musawa Local Government Area of the State, was said to have buried the abducted boy alive despite collecting N150,000 out of the N800,000 ransom he demanded from his father.
The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, CSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident on Monday.
The Police spokesman explained, “on 12/4/2023, at about 1500hrs, the command succeeded in arresting one Abubakar Abdulaziz, 30 years old, of Sabuwar Santa, Musawa Local Government Area Katsina State, a suspected kidnapper, and killer of a three-year-old child.
“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, of Bacirawa village, Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, while he was deep asleep, and kidnapped his three years old son to an unknown destination.
“He dropped a letter directing the said Adamu Alhassan to pay a ransom of N800,000 and providing a contact phone number.
“However, the father made contact, negotiated and paid the sum of N150,000 to secure the release of his child but to no avail.
“Upon receipt of the report, immediately detectives swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect (Abubakar Abdulaziz) in connection with the case.
“During the course of investigation, he confessed to the commission of the offence and further confessed to having buried the child alive after receiving the ransom money.
“The investigation is ongoing.”