A 21-year-old identified as Auwalu Abdulrashid (Lauje) has been arrested by the police in Kano for kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old girl.
The suspect kidnapped the girl at Tofa town, Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said.
Speaking in a press statement, the spokesman 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.”
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.