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Police exhume body of 13-year-old kidnap victim, arrest suspect in Kano

The Police in Kano State have arrested 21-year-old Auwalu Abdulrashid (Lauje) for kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old girl at Tofa town, To...

The Police in Kano State have arrested 21-year-old Auwalu Abdulrashid (Lauje) for kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old girl at Tofa town, Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State.


Spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa disclosed this in a press statement issued to newsmen.


He said the arrest was made based on a report received on 21/06/2021 at about 1000hrs, that a 13-year-old girl, Zuwaira, was kidnapped and a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was demanded and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00).


He said while negotiating for the ransom, the body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave.


Kiyawa said the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, immediately raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder to arrest the culprits, adding that they succeeded in arresting the suspect.


He said on preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he singlehandedly kidnapped the victim and killed her after he confirmed that she recognized his face.


“I directed her to go into an uncompleted building.


“After I realized that she recognized me, I then used knife to slaughter her throat and buried her in a shallow grave, and then demanded a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00) from her parents,” he confessed.


The Police Spokesman added that the suspect further confessed that he was also responsible for kidnapping a 3-year-old boy, a younger brother of the victim and demanded a ransom of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000.00), later settled and collected One Hundred Thousand Naira (100,000.00) and abandoned the child at Dawanau Special Primary School, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State.


He said the case will be charged to court for prosecution.

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