The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday paraded suspects over the abduction and killing of a six-year-old boy Mohammed Kabir.
Spokesman of the command ASP Muhammad Jalige, who paraded the suspects on behalf of the Commissioner of Police CP UM Muri, said the suspects were arrested over Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping and Culpable Homicide.
“We are here today Monday 3rd May, 2021 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, who reported that his son Mohammed Kabiru, 6yrs, was abducted on the 24th April, 2021 and the abductors demanded for the sum of N30 million as ransom to secure the release of the victim.
“The negotiating parties, however, agreed for the sum of N1 million 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 suspects, namely; (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 N840, 000.00 been 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, they 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,” Jalige said.