A man identified as Rabilu Adamu has been arrested by the Gombe State Police Command over the abduction and murder of his 3-year-old cousin, Ismail Sadi.
Rabilu Adamu, of Gombe Abba, Dukku Local Government Area Gombe State was arrested alongside his accomplice, Ado Yusuf, 28 of Soro in Darazo Local Government Area in Bauchi State, for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar, said that on 20/10/2023, a formal complaint was made by one Malam Sadi Musa of Gombe Abba, Dukku LGA Gombe State to the Police in the area.
He complained that on 18/10/2023 at about 100hrs, he discovered that his 3-year-old son, named Ismail Sadi, was kidnapped by an unknown person but later suspected one Rabilu Adamu, his nephew following his suspicious movement while in search of the missing child.
On receipt of the complaint, the officer in charge of Gombe Abba Police Outstation and his team rushed to the area and arrested the said Rabilu and brought him to the station for questioning.
After diligent investigation, the suspect confessed to having handed over the said Ismail to his accomplice, Ado Yusuf of Zoro village, Darazo LGA Bauchi State, after kidnapping him together at Gombe Abba village.
A team of Police operatives attached to Dukku Division led by the DPO, swung into action and succeeded in arresting the said Ado who denied having the victim in his custody even after arriving at Dukku Divisional Police Headquarters.
During interrogation, the two suspects confessed to have kidnapped the victim on 18/10/2023 at about 10 am took him to an unknown destination, tied him with rope, and left him there lying down till 11 pm.
Further investigation revealed that after picking up the 3 years boy, the suspects killed him, put him in a sack, and took him to the room of Rabilu who happens to be his cousin.
The body had already started decomposing before it was recovered by the Police and taken to hospital for certification while the suspects have confessed to the crime voluntarily.
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