Police in Bauchi State have detained a 25-year-old man for allegedly murdering a 5-year-old boy.
According to reports, the culprit, Anas Auwal, enticed the youngster with sweets and led him to his room.Information Guide Nigeria
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Later, he phoned the boy’s father and wanted N5 million in ransom, which the father was unable to pay.
Superintendent of Police Ahmed Wakil, the state police public relations officer, said in a statement released on Thursday that the suspect hacked the youngster to death after recognizing him.
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He stated that the state’s police commissioner, Umar Sanda, had ordered that the suspect be charged.
The statement said, “The command has arrested Anas Auwal, 25, from Tsangaya village via Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State for kidnapping and gruesome murder of a five-year-old boy, Abba Yahuza, of the same address.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that on October 11, 2022, around 2pm, the suspect lured the victim into his room with sweets. He later called the victim’s father on phone and threatened him to bring the sum of N5m as ransom but the father told him that he could not raise the demanded amount.
“The suspect later came to realise that the victim knew him and that his identity would be revealed if he released him.
“Consequently, the suspect decided to hack the victim to death in his room and waited until night time, bundled him in a sack and buried the body in a shallow grave.
“The suspect has confessed to the crime as the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, directed that the suspect be charged.
“In the same vein, the CP advised parents and guardians to be vigilant and security conscious about the whereabouts of their children.”
In a similar event, the police spokesman stated that two suspects were also apprehended for reportedly kidnapped Samaila Gidado and demanding a ransom of N3.1 million.JAMB Result
According to him, the suspects were apprehended after being shot during a gun battle.
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