Police operatives in Niger state have arrested two boys for kidnapping and killing their neighbour’s 13 year old son after collecting a hundred thousand naira ransom because the kid recognised them
According to a statement by the spokesperson of the Niger State police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the suspects, Usman Sabiu, 22, and Nafiu Umar, 18: were arrested on July 30, following a report of a missing person.
“On 30/07/2022 at about 1400hrs, based on a report of missing person that one Yasir Salisu, 13, of Hayin-Nasarawa, Tafa LGA has been missing since on 29/07/2022, Police operatives attached to Tafa Division on a reasonable suspicion arrested the following two suspects; Usman Sabiu and Nafiu Umar.
During a rigorous and painstaking interrogation, Usman Sabiu confessed to have conspired with Nafiu Umar and abducted the missing person to the residence of Nafiu with the intention of collecting one hundred thousand naira ransom from the victim’s father.
“Unfortunately, he claimed that the victim could not produce the father’s contact number to demand for ransom and both suspects were identified by the victim who are neighbours; hence, the victim was strangled and killed by the suspects.
“In the course of investigation, the suspects led Police operatives to a river bank in Hayin-Nasarawa where the deceased was buried in a shallow grave; however, the corpse was exhumed and deposited at Umar Yar’adua Hospital Morgue for autopsy