A 30-year-old resident of Sabuwar Santa in Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, Abubakar Abdulaziz, allegedly buried a three years old boy alive after collecting N150,000 from his father.
Gambo Isah, spokesman for Katsina Police Command stated in a press release that the suspect had demanded N800,000 from the deceased’s father.
Isah said Abdulaziz was arrested on Thursday following a tip-off. He added that the suspect confessed to the crime.
“On April 12, 2023, around 3pm, the command succeeded in arresting one Abubakar Abdulaziz, 30, of Sabuwar Santa, the Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, a suspected kidnapper and killer of a three-year-old child.
“The fact of the case is that on March 23, 2023, around 1am, the suspect criminally trespassed into the residence of one Adamu Alhassan of Bacirawa village, the Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State, while he was asleep and kidnapped his three-year-old son to an unknown destination.
“He dropped a letter directing the said Adamu Alhassan to pay a ransom of N800,000 and providing a contact phone number. However, the father made contact, negotiated and paid N150,000 to secure the release of his child, but to no avail.
“Upon receipt of the report, detectives swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect (Abubakar Abdulaziz) in connection with the case. During the investigation, he confessed to the commission of the offence and further confessed to having buried the child alive after receiving the ransom,” the spokesman stated, adding the command had commenced an investigation into the matter.