Police Arrest Man for Abducting, Killing Six-year-old Cousin in Kaduna

John Shiklam in Kaduna

The police operatives  in Kaduna have arrested one Abdulazeez Idris for allegedly abducting and killing his six-year-old cousin, Aisha Dahiru.

The incident, according to a statement by the police, occurred in the ancient city of Zaria, headquarters of Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The statement signed by the spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mansir Hassan, said the deceased was kidnapped while on her way to Islamiya School.

Hassan disclosed that Idris allegedly killed the deceased having   recognised him while in captivity.

The statement said: “On February 12, 2024, at about 1:00 hrs, Mr. Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim, a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City police station that his daughter, Aisha Saidu, a six-year-old female, went missing on her way to Islamiyya school.

“According to Mr. Dahiru, Aisha was allegedly abducted by her cousin, Abdulazeez Idris, also residing in Angwan Juma’a, Zaria.

“Following her disappearance, Dahiru received a phone call from an unknown individual, later identified as the perpetrator, demanding a ransom of N8,000,000 ( for her safe return.

“The case was transferred to the Anti Kidnapping Unit of SCID, Kaduna, where they traced and arrested the perpetrator, identified as Abdulazeez Idris, in Makarfi Local Government.

“The suspect confessed to the heinous crime, admitting to slaying the innocent child by brutally slashing her neck with a razor blade on the account that she recognised him and then went on to dispose of her lifeless body in a well.”

Hassan said the Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Audu Ali,

has promised members of the public that the case would be diligently investigated to ensure that justice is served for the deceased and her grieving family.

The statement added that the suspected will be charged to  court as soon as the investigation is completed.

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