Kano: 21 yrs old kidnapper in police net, confess slaughtering 13 yrs old female hawker
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
The police has arrested one Auwal Abdulrasheed a.k.a Lauge, resident of Tofa Township in Tofa local government in Kano, over the alleged kidnap and murder of 13 years old, girl named Zuwaira.
Kano police command said the offence was committed in 2021, noting that in the aftermath of discreet investigations, the suspected kidnapper and murder suspect was arrested , on 9th January ,2022.
The police alleged that the suspect was a neighbor and close ally to the family of the deceased.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa told journalists that, on 21st July 2021 the case of a kissing 13 years old girl was reported to the police.
He revealed that, one Asp Shehu Dahiru was assigned with the task to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the missing girl hawker.
The suspect in his confessional statement said “I lured her into an uncompleted, pretending I wanted to buy what she was selling.
“she followed me into the uncompleted building, I grabbed her hijab and tied her neck round with it, I pulled out a knife and slaughtered her from behind.
“I buried her within the uncompleted building, I put a call across to her parents, I demanded for N5 million ransom.
“we kept negotiating, we settled for N400,000, then suddenly they changed their mind , they now informed me that they have discovered the corpse of their daughter.”The suspect stated.
DSP Kiyawa further said police investigations into the case have been concluded, adding that the suspect will soon be charged to court for prosecution.