The Kano State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded a 45-year-old housewife, Zainab Rab’u, alongside her five accomplices in masterminding the kidnapping of a six-year-old boy, Almustapha Bashir, and demanded N20 million ransom.
Briefing newsmen on the kidnap saga, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Gumel, disclosed that she connived, with, Abdulrashid Sa’idu 27, Hassan Abdullahi 24, Ahmed Saleh 25 years old, all of Shekarau quarters, Kano to perpetrate the crime.
According to the police boss, after negotiations, the kidnappers settled for the sum of N5, 150, 000:00, which was promptly paid for the release of the victim.
In a follow-up of the investigations, according to the CP, the victim was rescued unhurt, while the earlier listed suspects were arrested.
At the end of the investigations, The CP said all the suspects would be charged to court for discreet prosecution.
Already, the suspects, on interrogation, admitted to planning and executing the kidnapping of the six-year-old boy.
Also paraded at the Command was one 19-year-old Abdul-Malik Auwal, a resident of Wailari quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano for abducting a 14-year-old girl, Halima Shehu, daughter of a resident of the community.
Furthermore, the CP disclosed that the suspect was arrested at Kenimi quarters, Kumbotso LGA, where he deceived and kept the victim for two days, adding that investigation is in progress and assured that the suspect would be charged to court at the end of the investigations.
Similarly, the Command paraded other several arrested suspects, some of whom were involved in kidnapping and drug trafficking. The Command made also some recovery of assorted illicit drugs.
*It is in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to all Police Commands and formations across the country that the Command is adopting the concept of community policing, Intelligence-led and performance of round-the-clock visibility patrols for the restoration of peace across all parts of the state in our service delivery that is based on accountability, and conformity with the rule of law.
“Currently, the Command is reviewing its anti-crime strategies and following up with discreet investigations on all cases that are under Police investigation.”