The Kano Police Command reported the arrest of one Anas Sa’idu in the Kwanar Gwarmai Village in
the Bebeji Local Government Area of the State for allegedly abducting and killing a 16-year-old, Tijjani Kabiru.
The command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said
this in a statement in Kano on Saturday.
On Nov. 9, Haruna said the command received a complaint from the victim’s father, Alhaji
Kabiru, that his son, Tijjani, had been abducted in Kwanar Gwarmai, Bebeji city of Kwanar Dangora.
He said the perpetrator asked the victim’s parents
for N1.3 million ransom and N20,000 MTN recharge cards.
The spokesman said that the suspect was arrested at Kwanar Gwarmai
Village in Bebeji on Nov. 23 by men from Operation Puff Adder.
Haruna reported that preliminary findings found that the perpetrator, who lived with the
victim in the same neighborhood, invited him to a farm and then abducted him.
The perpetrator, he said when he realized that he
had no place to hide, strangled the victim to death.
“The suspect called the victim’s father through his neighbour’s phone number and demanded a ransom of N1.3 and N20,000 MTN recharge card.
“The suspect led a medical team and detectives to the spot where Tijjani was buried.
“’The body was exhumed, examined and released to his relatives for burial according to Islamic rites,” he said
Haruna said the Police Commissioner, Mr. Habu Sani,
had directed the incident to be discreetly investigated.