Abductors Kill Six-Year-Old Child After Collecting N2.5m Ransom

Three persons who allegedly collected N2.5 million ransom after killing the six-year-old child they abducted in Zamfara State have been arrested by the police.

The parents of the child paid a ransom of N2.5million to the abductors for his release, not knowing that they have killed him.

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It was learned that after collecting the money, the suspects did not release the child and it was discovered that he was killed.

In a press conference in Gusau, the state capital, the state police Police Public Relations Officer, the Mohammed Shehu, said the suspects were arrested on November 03, 2022, following a tip-off by a member of the public.

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The alleged abductors were Kabiru Idi, Danhauwa Kalla and Majami Iliya -kidnapped six-year-old Laminu Sani of the Bulunku area in Gusau town and demanded payment for a ransom.

“On 3rd November 2022, police detectives attached to Anti-Violence Squad arrested the suspects in connection with the kidnapping and suspected murder of a six years old child, Laminu Sani, ‘M’ of Bulunku area, Gusau.

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“Their arrest followed a complaint from one Sani Garba who reported to the police that one of the suspects, Kabiru Idi of Yarkatsina village, in the Bungudu LGA rented a room in his house and stayed for a period of three months.

“During his stay in the house he (Idi) conspired with his collaborators and kidnapped Garba’s child, Laminu, with a view to collecting ransom from the father.

“The sum of N2.5m was given to them, not knowing that they have already killed the kidnapped child.

“In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and further explained their role in the kidnapping of the child,” Shehu said.

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