Katsina state Command of Nigeria Police says it has arrested one Abubakar Abdul’ziz who allegedly kidnapped and killed a three-year-old child.
CSP Gambo Isah Command’s Spokesperson disclosed this in a statement, issued on Monday.
He said Abdul’aziz, 30, of Sabuwar Santa, Musawa LGA, Katsina State was arrested by the Command on 12th, April, 2023.
“The fact of the case is that on the 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 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.
CSP Isah added that investigation is ongoing.