Bauchi Man Kills 5-year-old Kidnapped Victim

Anas Auwal, a 25-year-old native of Tsangaya village in Ningi local council Bauchi State, killed his five years old captive, Abba Yahuza, after the latter’s father failed to raise a N5 million ransom.

The suspect, according to Ahmed Wakil, spokesman for Bauchi Police Command, had lured Yahuza into his room with sweets on October 11 and subsequently contacted his father over the phone to demand the ransom. But the captive’s father responded that he could not get the demanded ransom.

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Fearing he could be exposed if he release the boy, Auwal killed his captive and later buried him in a shallow grave. The police, however, have arrested him for kidnapping and gruesome murder.

“Consequently, the suspect decided to hack the victim to death in his room and waited until nighttime, bundled the victim in a sack and buried the body in a shallow grave,” Wakil said in a statement.

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According to the police spokesman, Auwal had confessed to the crime, emphasising that Umar Mamman Sanda, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police had directed that the suspect be charged to court for prosecution. Parents and guardians were, however, advised to be watchful of their wards’ whereabouts.

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