From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
A team of anti-kidnapping of Operation Puff Adder, Kano state police Command has arrested three suspected kidnappers who drugged their victim to death after requesting for a ransom of N50 million.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu who paraded the suspects at the Bompai Headquarters on Thursday said they would be charged with criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide.
He gave the name of the victim as Ahmed Adi (5) of Karkssara Quarters, Kano.
The suspects who include Ibrahim Ahmad (20) of Darmanawa Quarters, Abdullahi Mohammed and 18-year old Musa Sunusi, all from Kano state are helping the police with useful information on how they committed the dastardly act and would soon be charged to court for prosecution.
According to the police boss, “in line with the Inspector General of Police directives on operation Puff Adder and the command’s effort to rid the state in all forms of Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Banditry and other criminalities, on the 10 July, 2019, the police received a report that one Ahmad Ado of Karkasara Quarters Kano was kidnapped by unknown persons at Ma’ahat Nursery and Primary School Karkasara Kano, and that the kidnappers contacted the family to pay the sum of Fifty Million Naira (N50,000,000) as ransom.
“Team of operation Puff Adder detectives from Anti-Kidnapping Squad immediately swung into action, using technical intelligence arrested the principal suspect one Ibrahim Ahmad, male aged 20years old of Darmanawa Quarters Kano.
“On interrogation, two of his accomplices, Abdulmajid Mohammed and Musa Sunusi, both 18 years old of Sheka Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State were instantly arrested.
“Suspects confessed to have over-drugged the victim after the kidnap which subsequently led to his death at Sheka Sabuwa Abuja Quarters, Kumbotso LGA. They went ahead and buried the dead body in a shallow grave at an uncompleted building.
“The scene was visited by Commissioner of Police and team of Forensic experts and the corpse exhumed. Forensic Investigation has commenced and suspects will be charged to court after investigation.
“We are drawing the attention of all law abiding and good citizens of Kano State to be wary of all sundries, family and friends around them, as criminals are constantly changing their modus, and criminals have no signs, marks, plate number or registration number.
“Therefore, the command is using this means to warn that, criminals have no hiding place in the state. They are strictly advised to repent, leave the state completely or they will be arrested and charged before a competent court of law. Thank you and God bless.”