The Kano State Police Command has arrested one Habibu Sale, 24, who allegedly kidnapped and killed an 8-year-old girl, Asiya Tasiu, in Chikawa village, Gabasawa LGA of the state, after collecting a ransom of N500,000.
According to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the suspect kidnapped the girl on June 6, 2020, when she was sent on an errand in her Aunty’s place who happened to be his neighbour.
“The culprit kidnapped the little girl, Asiya Tasiu and demanded for the ransom of N10 million which was negotiated down to N500,000. They paid him the ransom but despite that he refused to release her and at the end he killed her and buried her in a shallow grave he dug.
Since the matter was reported to us about 154 days ago, we have been trailing him. We trailed him to Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Abuja and even to the southern state of Abia State. But at the end we succeeded in arresting him. We arrested him Nov. 7. The CP has ordered that the body of the little girl be exhumed from the grave and handed over to the parents for burial rites,” he said.
Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have carried out the dastardly act alone and has squandered the N500,000 on harlots, drugs and gambling in Kaduna where he fled to.