Police in Katsina say they have arrested a 30-year-old Abubakar Abdulaziz, for abducting and burying alive a 3-year-old child, in the Musawa Local Government Area of the state, after demanding a ransom of N800,000.
In a statement by the Police Spokesman, Gambo Isah, the incident occurred on March 23,2023 when the suspect was said to have “trespassed into the residence of one Adamu Alhassan of Bacirawa Village, in Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, while he was asleep, and kidnapped his three-year-old son to an unknown destination”.
Isah added that the suspect then dropped a letter, directing the father of the child to pay a ransom of 800 thousand Naira, and provided a contact phone number.
The police image maker further said the father made the contact, negotiated, and paid the sum of 150 thousand Naira to secure the release of his child but to no avail until he reported the case to the police.
Isah added that, upon receipt of the report, detectives immediately swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect.
During investigation, the suspect confessed to that he buried the child alive after receiving the ransom.
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