The police have arrested four persons in Kano State in connection with the kidnap and murder of a five-year-old boy, Hamza Harisu.
Harisu was kidnapped and later killed by his abductors, who demanded N20m in ransom and upon negotiation with the victim’s family agreed on N5m.
The State Police Command’s spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement said they received a report on October 28, 2022, from a resident of Doguwa LGA, that his son was kidnapped and a ransom of N20m was demanded and that they later negotiated at N5m but that they couldn’t deliver the said amount to the kidnappers.
“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, raised a team of Operation Restore Peace, led by CSP Bala Shu’aibu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Doguwa Division, to arrest the culprit(s).
“On preliminary investigation, the suspect, Ado Ibrahim, confessed that he single-handedly kidnapped the victim on 27/10/2022 at about 1900 hours when it was dark. He deceived the victim, took him to a nearby bush and strangled him to death.
“Later, a corpse was discovered by a team of police detectives and removed to Doguwa General Hospital where a doctor confirmed him dead,” Kiyawa narrated.