The Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the arrest of Anas Sa’idu for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old boy, Tijjani Kabiru, at Kwanar Gwarmai village in Bebeji Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kano.
Haruna said the command on Nov. 9 received a complaint from the victim’s father, Alhaji Kabiru, that his son, Tijjani, was kidnapped at Kwanar Gwarmai, Kwanar Dangora town in Bebeji LGA.
He said that the suspect demanded N1.3 million ransom and N20,000 MTN recharge card from the victim’s parents.
The spokesman said the suspect was arrested by men of Operation Puff Adder on Nov. 23 at Kwanar Gwarmai village.
Haruna said that preliminary investigations showed that the suspect, who resided within the same neighbourhood with the victim, invited him to a farmland and then abducted him.
He said that the suspect strangled Tijjani to death when he realised that he had no place to hide.
“The suspect called the victim’s father through his neighbour’s phone number and demanded a ransom of N1.3 million and N20,000 MTN recharge card.
“The suspect led a medical team and detectives to the spot where Tijjani was buried.
“The body was exhumed, examined and released to his relatives for burial according to Islamic rites,” he said.
Haruna said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Sani, had ordered discreet investigation into the incident.