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2 Young Men Arrested For Kidnapping And Killing Their 13 Years Old Neighbour

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Two boys were arrested in Niger State for kidnapping their 13-yr-old neighbour for N100k ransom and killing him after recognizing them.

According to a statement by the spokesperson of the Niger State police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the suspects, Usman Sabiu, 22, and Nafiu Umar, 18: were arrested on July 30, following a report of a missing person.

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On 30/07/2022 at about 1400hrs, based on a report of a missing person that one Yasir Salisu, 13, of Hayin-Nasarawa, Tafa LGA has been missing since 29/07/2022. Police operatives attached to Tafa Division on reasonable suspicion arrested the following two suspects; Usman Sabiu and Nafiu Umar.


During a rigorous and painstaking interrogation, Usman Sabiu confessed to having conspired with Nafiu Umar and abducting the missing person to the resident of Nafiu with the intention of collecting one hundred thousand naira ransom from the victim’s father.

Unfortunately, he claimed that the victim could not produce the father’s contact number to demand ransom and both suspects were identified by the victim who are his neighbours. Hence, the victim was strangled and killed by the suspects.

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In the course of the investigation, the suspects led Police operatives to a river bank in Hayin-Nasarawa where the deceased was buried in a shallow grave; however, the corpse was exhumed and deposited at Umar Yar’adua Hospital Morgue for autopsy.


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