Police operatives, in Kano State, have arrested two suspected kidnappers for allegedly kidnapping a three-and-half years old boy.
The suspects, Abdullahi Mukhtar, 20, and Ashiru Yakubu, 22, of Jain Quarters, in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, reportedly abducted their victim, Mohammed Aminu, and kept him in an uncompleted building while demanding a ransom of N10 million.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who spoke on behalf of the state’s Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, disclosed that following intelligence report, the police raided the uncompleted building located at Ja’in Quarters, in Kano, where the victim was held hostage and rescued him unhurt.
According to him, “On August 24, 2021, a complaint was lodged by a resident of Ja’in Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State, that his son, Mohammed Aminu, 3½ years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of N10 million was demanded.
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“Upon receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Shehu Dahiru, to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.
“The team swiftly swung into action, and following credible intelligence, raided an uncompleted building located at Ja’in Quarters Kano where the victim was held hostage and arrested one Abdullahi Mukhtar and Ashiru Yakubu, all of Shago Tara Street, Ja’in Quarters, Kano.
“The victim was rescued unhurt and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where he was treated and discharged.
“On preliminary investigation, one of the suspects; Abdullahi Mukhtar confessed that the victim is his relative and he conspired with his friend Ashiru Yakubu, kidnapped the victim, held him hostage and demanded N10 million, but later settled at N600,000:00.
“The two suspects confessed to the crime and have been charged to court,” Kiyawa said.