18 November 2020 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The Kano State Police Command has arrested a 24-year old, Habibu Sale who kidnapped and allegedly killed eight-year old, Asiya Tasiu in Chikawa village, Gabasawa Local Government Area of the State after collecting a ransom of N500, 000.
The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna stated this while briefing journalists in Kano.
He said the police succeeded in arresting Sale on November 7, after trailing him to several States of Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna, Abuja, Abia and Kano where he was eventually arrested in front of his house.
He explained that the crime happened on June 6, 2020, after he kidnapped the girl, Asiya Tasiu and demanded the sum of N10 million as ransom but was negotiated to N500, 000.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna explained that investigations revealed that Habibu killed the girl after collecting the ransom and buried her in a shallow grave at the outskirts of Chikawa village because the victim who lived in the same vicinity with him, could recognize and possibly expose him.
The PPRO maintained that Habibu kidnapped Asiya while she was sent on an errand to her Aunty’s house who happened to be his neighbour.
According to him, “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.
“Since the matter was reported to us about 154 days ago, we have been trailing him.
The PPRO said the CP ordered that the body of the little girl be exhumed and handed over to the parents for burial rites.
Upon interrogation, the suspect, Habibu Sale confessed to have carried out the attrocities alone and had squandered the N500, 000 on harlots, drugs and gambling in Kaduna where he fled to hide.
Meanwhile, father of the deceased, Tasiu Mohammed Adamu who spoke to journalists at the Police headquarters said the kidnappers of his late daughter demanded for N10 million ransom but they later settled for N500,000 after series of negotiation.