Kano state Police command on Thursday said it has arrested three suspects who allegedly kidnapped a 5-year old boy, Ahmad Ado, and killed him.
The command in a statement by its spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna, said they received a report on Wednesday, July 10 that the boy had been kidnapped.
He added that the police were informed that the kidnappers demanded N50 million ransom.
Mr Haruna revealed that on receiving the information, a team of operation Puff Adder detectives from Anti-Kidnapping Squad immediately swung into action, adding that using technical intelligence, they arrested a 20-year-old man, Ibrahim Ahmad, of Darmanawa quarters as the principal suspect.
He explained that on interrogation, the suspect revealed two of his accomplices, Abdulmajid Mohd and Musa Sunusi, both 18-years-old of Sheka Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government area of Kano.
The police also immediately arrested them.
The spokesman further revealed that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to have kidnapped the victim and even drugged him to death, adding that they went ahead and buried him in a shallow grave at an uncompleted building.
“The scene was visited by Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Iliyasu, and a team of forensic experts and the corpse was exhumed. Forensic Investigation has commenced and suspects will be charged to court after investigation,” said the spokesman.
“We are drawing the attention of all law abiding and good citizens of Kano State to be wary of all sundry, family and friends around them, as criminals are constantly changing their modus, and criminals have no signs, marks, plate number or registration number.
“Therefore, the command is using this means to warn that criminals have no hiding place in the state. They are strictly advised to repent, leave the state completely or they will be arrested and charged before a competent court of law.”