Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have arrested a 19-year-old boy, Abdulrazak Ibraham, for conniving with two others to kidnap his 6-year-old cousin.
The suspect and his accomplices, Aliyu Salisu, and Muhammed Ibrahim, all 19, abducted the victim, Fatima Abubakar in Kano State and whisked her away to Katsina, where they demanded two million naira ransom to secure her release.
The Spokesperson of the Command, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed the incident in a statement released on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, where he confirmed that the victim’s cousin is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
The statement reads,
“On January 10, 2023, at about 1700 hours, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in bursting and arresting one (1) Abdulrazak Ibrahim alias “Popular”, “m,” aged 19 of Bachirawa quarters in Kano state, a cousin of the victim and also the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
“Aliyu Salisu alias “Chilo,” aged 19 years of Sabuwa Unguwa quarters in Katsina state, and three (3) Mohammed Ibrahim alias “Zalamo,” aged 19 years of Gidan Dawa quarters in Katsina state.
“Nemesis caught up with the syndicate when they kidnapped their victim, Fatima Abubakar, age 6, of Bachirawa quarters, Kano state, on January 6, 2023, at about 1100 hrs and whisked her to Katsina state, where they demanded a two million naira (N2,000,000.00) ransom.
“Upon receipt of the information, detectives immediately swung into action. The suspect (Aliyu Salisu, alias “Chilo”) was caught red-handed in the process of receiving the ransom. During the course of the investigation, the other members of the syndicate were also arrested, and the victim was rescued unharmed. The investigation is ongoing.”