The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a suspect, Abubakar Kawu, for allegedly kidnapping and strangling a boy, Abdulhafiz Buba Aliyu, to death.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the Adamawa Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje.
According to Nguroje, the suspect, a 29-year-old dry cleaner, had on May 12, 2023, kidnapped his victim, aged 6, and demanded a ransom of N3.5 million from the boy’s father.
The PUNCH reported that the child’s father, Muhammed Buba Aliyu, begged to pay N50,000, which was all he could afford, but the suspect became provoked by the little amount and strangled the boy to death.
The statement revealed that security operatives arrested the suspect a few days after, and he confessed to killing the boy.
The Police, therefore, appealed to parents to always monitor their wards, vowing that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.