Police arrest suspected kidnapper over killing of 5-year-old boy in Bauchi

Police arrest suspected kidnapper over killing of 5-year-old boy in Bauchi

Promise Eze

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Bauchi have arrested a 25-year-old man, Anas Auwal,for allegedly kidnapping and gruesomely killing a five-year-old boy, Abba Yahuza.

Both Anas Auwal and Abba Yahuza are from Tsangaya village in the Ningi local government area of Bauchi State.

The Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili , confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that on October 11, 2022, at about 1400hrs, the suspect lured the victim into his room with sweets and later, called the victim’s father by phone and threatened him to bring the sum of N5,000,000.00 as ransom but the father told him that he couldn’t raise the demanded amount,” he said.

According to the PPRO, the suspect later came to realize that the victim knew him and that his identity would be revealed if he released him, consequently, the suspect decided to hack the victim to death in his room.

He then waited until nighttime, bundled the victim in a sack and buried the body in a shallow grave.

The culprit confessed to the crime.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Mamman Sanda, directed that the suspect be charged to court for prosecution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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