Kano police arrest four suspects who kidnapped a five-year-old boy and killed him after collecting N5m ransom

Kano police arrest four suspects who kidnapped a five-year-old boy and killed him after collecting N5m ransom

The Kano State Police Command has apprehended four suspects in the kidnapping and killing of Hamza Ibrahim Harisu, a 5-year-old boy.

SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday, November 2, saying the suspects initially demanded a ransom of N20 million but later settled for N5 million before strangling the minor to death.

According to the PPRO, when the victim’s father reported the incident, Kano State Police Commissioner Abubakar Lawal dispatched a team of Operation Restore Peace officers led by Bala Shu’aibu, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Doguwa Division, to apprehend the perpetrators.

Four suspects arrested for kidnapping and killing five-year-old boy in Kano after collecting N5m ransom

With sustained efforts and intelligence-led follow-up, the principal suspect, Ado Ibrahim, 29, and three other suspects, all of Yantama Village, Doguwa local government area, were arrested in a hideout.

Ibrahim confessed that he kidnapped the victim on October 27 around 7pm, took him to a nearby bush and strangled him to death.

According to the statement, the homes of the suspects were set ablaze by angry youths on Wednesday, November 2.

“On 28/10/2022 at about 1700 hours, a report was received from a resident of Doguwa LGA, Kano State that, his son, Hamza Harisu, ‘m’, 5 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of Twenty Million Naira (N20,000,000:00) was demanded by the kidnapper(s) and later, negotiated at Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00),” the statement read.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc, raised a team of Operation Restore Peace led by CSP Bala Shu’aibu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Doguwa Division to arrest the culprit(s).

“Sustained efforts coupled with intelligence-led follow-up, led to the arrest of the principal suspect, Ado Ibrahim, ‘m’, 29 years old, of Yantama Village, Doguwa LGA, Kano State and three others. The principal suspect was arrested at his hideout.

“On preliminary investigation, the suspect, Ado Ibrahim, confessed that he singlehandedly kidnapped the victim on 27/10/2022 at about 1900 hours when it was dark. That he deceived the victim, took him to a nearby bush and strangled him to death. Later, the corpse was discovered by a team of Police detectives, thereafter removed to Doguwa General Hospital for Medical Examination where the Doctor confirm him dead.

“Later, some disgruntled youths went for reprisal, and subsequently burnt down the houses of the arrested suspects already at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for investigation,”

Discreet Investigation into the cases is in progress, the PPRO added.

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