Cleric Kidnaps 4-Year-Old Cousin In Katsina

Police in Katsina State have paraded a 39-year-old Islamic cleric, Jamilu Idris, of Sabon-Fegi, Yankara village, Faskari Local Government Area of the state, over the kidnap of his 4-year-old cousin, Umar Farouk Kabir.

The police spokesman in Katsina, SP Isah Gambo, said the suspect was arrested on October 25, 2021. He said in the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed that on October 9, 2021, at about 2:30pm, he went to his uncle’s house, one Kabir Abdullahi, at Funtua, who was not at home and when his son, Umar Farouk Kabir, came out to see who was asking after his father, he recognised the suspect, who later deceptively gave the little boy a Viju drink and abducted him to Dutsen-Alhaji, Abuja.

Subsequently, the suspect called the boy’s father through his GSM and demanded the payment of N5m ransom which the father said he could not afford.

The father offered to pay the suspect the sum of N500,000 but reported the matter to the police and in the course of the investigation, the suspect was traced and arrested, and he confessed to the offence.

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