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21-year-old kidnapper kills and buried 13-year-old hawker in a shallow grave, demands N1m ransom from her family

Kano state police command has apprehended a 21-year-old kidnapped, known as Auwal Abdulrasheed for reportedly kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old female hawker, demanding a sum of N1m ransom from her family after burying her body in a shallow grave.

According to the statement confirmed by the spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, said the suspected murder was arrested on January 9.21-year-old kidnapper kills and buried 13-year-old hawker in a shallow grave, demands N1m ransom from her family

The PPRO disclosed that on July 21, 2021, a case was reported to the police concerning a missing 13-year-old girl identified as Zuwaira.

The spokesman further revealed investigations has been concluded and the suspect would be charged to court.

He said;

“On the 21/06/2021 at about 1000hrs, a report was received from a resident of Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State that his daughter, Zuwaira, ‘f’, 13 years old, 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). While negotiating for the ransom, the body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave.”

“On receipt of the ugly report, the scene was visited, the body was exhumed, examined and confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic rites.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi immediately raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits.

“The Puff Adder team swung into action. Sustained efforts and prolonged follow-up led to the arrest of one Auwalu Abdulrashid, alias Lauje, ‘m’, 21 years old, of Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State at Dan marke village, Dambatta LGA, Kano State on the 09/01/2022, i.e. 202 days after the incident.

“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he singlehandedly kidnapped the victim, deceived and took her to an uncompleted building located at Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State, where he strangled her with her Hijab used a knife  to slaughtered 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)”

“The suspect further confessed that, on the 07/06/2021, he kidnapped a younger brother of the victim, one Muttaka, ‘m’, 3 years old at Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State, 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.”

 

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