Teenager Kidnaps, Murders Neighbour’s Son After Collecting N100k Ransom
August 2, 2022
We killed 13-Yr-Old victim because he recognised us, Suspects tell Police
Police operatives in Niger state have arrested two boys for Kidnapping their 13-yr-old neighbor for N100k ransom and killing him after recognizing them.
According to a statement by the spokesperson of the Niger State police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the suspects, Usman Sabiu, 22, and Nafiu Umar, 18: were arrested on July 30, following a report of a missing person.
On 30/07/2022 at about 1400hrs, based on a report of missing person that one Yasir Salisu, 13, of Hayin-Nasarawa, Tafa LGA has been missing since on 29/07/2022. Police operatives attached to Tafa Division on a reasonable suspicion arrested the following two suspects; Usman Sabiu and Nafiu Umar.
During a rigorous and painstaking interrogation, Usman Sabiu confessed to have conspired with Nafiu Umar and abducted the missing person to the resident of Nafiu with the intention of collecting one hundred thousand naira ransom from the victim’s father.
Unfortunately, he claimed that the victim could not produce the father’s contact number to demand for ransom and both suspects were identified by the victim who are neighbours; hence, the victim was strangled and the life was cut short by the suspects.
In the course of investigation, the suspects led Police operatives to a river bank in Hayin-Nasarawa where the deceased was buried in a shallow grave; however, the corpse was exhumed and deposited at Umar Yar’adua Hospital Morgue for autopsy.”