Katsina State Police Command has arrested a teenager, Abdulrazak Ibrahim, for conniving with his friends to kidnap his 6-year-old cousin, Fatima Abubakar in Kano State.
Kidnappers Arrested In Katsina
It was gathered that the suKidnspect conspired with Aliyu Salisu and Muhammed Ibrahim, all 19, to kidnap the victim in Kano and whisk her to Katsina, where they demanded a two million naira as ransom for her release.
The command spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement on Wednesday, confirmed that Abdulrazak Ibrahim is the victim’s cousin and the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
The statement reads, “On January 10, 2023, at about 1700 hours, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in bursting and arresting one (1) Abdulrazak Ibrahim alias “Popular”, “m,” aged 19 of Bachirawa quarters in Kano state, a cousin of the victim and also the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
“Aliyu Salisu alias “Chilo,” aged 19 years of Sabuwa Unguwa quarters in Katsina state, and three (3) Mohammed Ibrahim alias “Zalamo,” aged 19 years of Gidan Dawa quarters. quarters in Katsina state,”
“Nemesis caught up with the syndicate when they kidnapped their victim, Fatima Abubakar, age 6, of Bachirawa quarters, Kano state, on January 6, 2023, at about 1100 hrs and whisked her to Katsina state, where they demanded a two million naira (N2,000,000.00) ransom.
“Upon receipt of the information, immediately detectives swung into action. The suspect (Aliyu Salisu, alias “Chilo”) was caught red-handed in the process of receiving the ransom.
“During the course of the investigation, the other members of the syndicate were also arrested, and the victim was rescued unharmed. The investigation is ongoing.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how four teenagers were arrested for kidnapping their neighbours’ six-year-old son and demanding N2.6m ransom in Bauchi.