Abubakar Muhammad, a 20-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped and killed a five-year-old boy has been arrested by the Borno State Police Command.
According to the Commissioner of Police in the State, Muhammed Aliyu, the suspect was apprehended after a complaint was received from one Imranu Abdullahi, father of the boy, who resides in Bulumkutu ward of Maiduguri.
The commissioner revealed that his command had discovered that the suspect, after abducting the boy, contacted his family and demanded one million naira as ransom.
He further disclosed that Abdullahi already made payment of N250,000 to the kidnapper before reporting the case to the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) in the state.
According to him, a team of FSARS squad immediately swung into action, using technical intelligence, forensic investigation and succeeded in arresting the suspect.
He said “The suspect, during investigation, revealed that he had killed the victim and buried him at one Islamic school directly opposite to the residence of the victim’s father.
“Consequently, relevant authorities, armed with a court order, exhumed the body which has been released to the father for proper burial after autopsy.”
“The command is trailing three other suspects connected to the killing, and we will make sure that they face the full wrath of the law if found culpable,” he added.