By Salim Yunusa
*Victim rescued unhurt and suspects charged to court for prosecution
The Kano State Police Command has rescued a child that was abducted on 24th August, 2021.
This was contained in a statement signed by DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Police Public Relations Officer, Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command.
It reads: “On the 24/08/2021 at about 1600hrs, a complaint was lodged by a resident of Ja’in Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State, that his son, Mohammed Aminu, ‘m’, 3½ years old was kidnapped and a ransom of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00) was demanded.
Upon receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Shehu Dahiru, to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.
The team swiftly swung into action, and following credible intelligence, raided an uncompleted building located at Ja’in Quarters Kano where the victim was held hostage and arrested one Abdullahi Mukhtar, ‘m’, 20 years old and Ashiru Yakubu, ‘m’, 22 years old, all of Shago Tara Street, Ja’in Quarters, Kano. The victim was rescued unhurt and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where he was treated and discharged.
On preliminary investigation, one of the suspects; Abdullahi Mukhtar confessed that, the victim is his relative and he conspired with his friend Ashiru Yakubu, kidnapped the victim, held him hostage and demanded for Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00), but later settled at Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000.00). The two suspects confessed to the crime and have been charged to court for prosecution.”
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi famously referred by the good people of Kano State as “Nagari-Nakowa” thanked the good people of Kano State for their continuous support and cooperation.
He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, the Nation and to report incidences to the nearest Police Station and not to take laws into their hands. The Command will continue to remain resolute and steadfast in ensuring security of lives and properties.