In a raid conducted in Ja’in quarters, Kano, Kano State Police Command claimed its agents rescued a three-and-a-half-year-old boy and detained two suspects in connection with a kidnapping case.
In a statement released on Saturday, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, said that this was in response to a complaint from a resident of Ja’in Quarters, Kumbotso local government area, that his son, Mohammed Aminu, had been kidnapped and a ransom of ten million Naira was demanded.
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Shehu Dahiru, after receiving the allegation, according to the PPRO.
“The team swung into action quickly, and based on credible intelligence, raided an unfinished building in Ja’in Quarters, Kano, where the victim was being held hostage, and arrested Abdullahi Mukhtar,’m’, 20 years old, and Ashiru Yakubu,’m’, 22 years old, all of Shago Tara Street, Ja’in Quarters, Kano.
He explained, “The victim was retrieved unharmed and transported to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where he was treated and discharged.”
According to DSP Kiyawa, one of the suspects, Abdullahi Mukhtar, admitted that the victim is a relative of his and that he conspired with his companion, Ashiru Yakubu, to kidnap the victim, hold him hostage, and demanded for 10 million Naira, but later settled for Six Hundred Thousand Naira only.
“The two suspects confessed to the crime and have been charged to court for prosecution,” Kiyawa said.