From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
A Special Squad from Kano state Police Command, following intelligence report, arrested two suspected kidnappers, Abdullahi Mukhtar (20) and Ashiru Yakubu (22), all of Jain Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano, for kidnapping three and half years old Mohammed Aminu.
The kidnappers who kept the little boy in an uncompleted building had demanded for a ransom of N10 million.
According to the Command’s Image-Maker, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, police, working on a tip off, raided an uncompleted building located at Ja’in Quarters Kano where the victim was held hostage and arrested the culprits.
He said the victim was also rescued unhurt.
DSP Haruna further stated that, “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.
“Upon receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi 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 for N10 million, but later settled at N600,000.00.
“The two suspects confessed to the crime and have been charged to court for prosecution.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi famously referred by the good people of Kano State as ‘Nagari-Nakowa’ thanked the good people of Kano State for their continuous support and cooperation.
“He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, the nation and to report incidences to the nearest Police Station and not to take laws into their hands.
“The Command will continue to remain resolute and steadfast in ensuring security of lives and properties.”
DSP Haruna who stated this on Saturday, added that, “in case of emergencies, the command can be contacted via: 08032419754,08123821575.”