The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested three men for allegedly conspiring to kidnap their neighbor’s four-year-old son for ransom in Tudun Jukun, Zaria area of the state.
It was gathered that the victim’s father, Mallam Ismail, had on May 14, 2021, reported that his son, Mohammed Ismail, was kidnapped by unknown persons and taking to an unknown destination.
The command’s spokesperson, ASP Jalige, disclosed that on May 16, the abductors sent a letter containing a GSM number to the father directing him to call and pay the sum of N1.5million, if he wants to secure the freedom of his son.
However, after much persuasion, the abductors agreed to accept the sum of N50,000 through the account of a POS agent at Zuba Abuja. And the victim was released on May 19, 2021 at about 5pm through a commercial motorcyclist in Gwargwaje area of Zaria Metropolis.
“In a turn of events, the victim kept calling the name of one Sani Sa’adu who is their neighbor which arose the suspicion that he might know a thing about the incident.
Police immediately intervened and invited the said Sani Sa’adu for questioning. Lo and behold, it was discovered that he is the principal suspect who masterminded the kidnapping incident and went ahead to mention his criminal accomplices as One Abdullahi Usman and Usman Idris all of the same address.
They were both arrested and currently undergoing investigation after which they will all be charged to court as soon as possible,” he said.