Neighbour allegedly arranges kidnap, murder of 6-year-old child in Kaduna


The police in Kaduna State have arrested four suspects, who allegedly kidnapped and murdered a six-year-old child in Kaduna on Sunday.

The police spokeperson, Muhammad Jalinge, made the disclosure at a press briefing at the police headquarters on Monday in Kaduna.

Mr Jalinge said the suspects would be charged to court for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide.

According to Mr Jalinge, the boy was abducted by his family’s neighbour in Badarawa area of Kaduna North LGA and was taken to Kano State.

“The abductors murdered the child after collecting N1 million ransom from his father.

Mr Jalinge said after a thorough investigation four suspects were arrested.

“The father of the kidnapped child, Kabiru Magayaki, reported to the police that his son Mohammed Kabiru was abducted on April 24, and that the abductors demanded N30 million as ransom.

“Mr Magayaki said that they agreed for the sum of N1 million which the family paid, but the kidnappers refused to release the boy after collecting the money.

“The police subsequently moved to action.”

Mr Jalige said investigations by the police revealed that the person who coordinated the abduction…



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