A 30-year-old suspected kidnapper, identified as Abubakar Abdulaziz, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and burying a three-year-old boy alive after collecting ransom.
The suspect was said to have kidnapped the child on March 23, 2023, while his parents were asleep and dropped a letter demanding his parents to pay a ransom of N800,000 for his release
After negotiating, his family paid N150,000 but the boy was still held captive so the child’s father reported the matter to the Police.
Operatives of Katsina State Police Command swung into action and arrested the suspect on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 around 3:00 pm, the Command Spokesperson, CSP Gambo Isah, said
“The fact of the case is that on March 23, 2023, around 1am, the suspect criminally trespassed into the residence of one Adamu Alhassan of Bacirawa village, the Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, while he was asleep and kidnapped his three-year-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 N150,000 to secure the release of his child, but to no avail.
“Upon receipt of the report, detectives swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect (Abubakar Abdulaziz) in connection with the case.
“During the investigation, he confessed to the commission of the offence and further confessed to having buried the child alive after receiving the ransom,” CSP Gambo stated.
He added that an investigation is ongoing.