Bauchi man strangles neighbour’s daughter, buries corpse in kitchen, collects ransom

Operatives of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps in Bauchi State have arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly kidnapping and killing a five-year-old woman after gathering ransom from her dad and mom.

The prime suspect, Kabiru Abdullahi, a resident of Narabi, within the Toro Native Authorities Space of Bauchi State, allegedly connived with one Alhaji Yawale (45) to kidnap the woman.

Whereas parading the suspects earlier than journalists on the NSCDC headquarters in Bauchi on Monday, the state Commandant, Nurudeen Abdullahi, stated the lads kidnapped the kid in entrance of their home and took her to a bridge the place they strangled and put her in a sack.

He stated the suspects took the minor’s physique and buried it in Kabiru’s kitchen and thereafter contacted her father, a businessman.

They reportedly demanded N1m as ransom. After negotiations, they had been paid N150,000.

The NSCDC commandant stated, “On April 23, 2022, round 7.30pm, info was obtained on the alleged kidnap of a five-year-old woman, Amina Abdullahi, at Sabon Gari Narabi, Toro LGA, Bauchi State.

“NSCDC officers connected to the Toro division swung into motion and arrested the next suspects: Kabiru Abdullahi, 52, (direct neighbour) and Alhaji Yawale, 45.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the prime suspect, Kabiru, kidnapped Amina in entrance of her home, took her to a close-by bridge, strangled her and put her in a sack.

“He contacted the daddy of the sufferer, Yusuf Abdullahi, and demanded a ransom. After a collection of negotiations, it was agreed that the sum of N150,000 be paid for her launch.

“His confederate, Alhaji Yawale, collected the sum of N150,000 below a tamarind tree within the bush at Narabi village.

“Additional investigation revealed that Amina was killed on April 27, 2022, and buried contained in the kitchen of the prime suspect.

“A workforce of investigators dug the sack from the bottom and took the physique to the Common Hospital, Toro, the place she was licensed useless by a medical physician.”

In keeping with him, displays recovered from the suspects are the sum of N42,000, faux $200 notes, charms, two MTN SIM playing cards, completely different automobile keys and cellphone numbers.

He stated the suspects can be handed over to the police for additional investigation and prosecution.

The commandant stated on April 30, 2022, round 4pm, a suspected case of theft alongside Diriko village was additionally reported to the company.

He stated NSCDC personnel connected to the Toro division instantly mobilised to the scene and arrested two suspects: Isiya Lawal (30) and Musa Ado (20).

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the sufferer, Hamisu Halidu (18) of Tilden Fulani took the suspects on his Bajaj Boxer motorbike to Dinya village. On their manner, the suspects attacked him with a stick and a knife with the intention of killing him and carting away his motorbike.

“As they had been dragging, a great Samaritan got here to help the sufferer. Within the course of, the NSCDC arrived and arrested the suspects,” he added.

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