Crime Watch

85-year-old man arrested for allegedly kidnapping 3-year-old boy in Kano

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Kano state, has confirmed the arrest of an 85-year-old suspected kidnapper, Ibrahim Usman.

The Kano Command’s spokesman, Ibrahim Abdullahi, in a statement, disclosed that the suspect was apprehanded at Yar’adua quarters, Rimin Kebe, Ungogo Local Government Area.

He claimed that Ibrahim abducted a 3-year-old boy in his neighbourhood and attempted to hide him in his friend’s residence situated at Hotoro bye-pass in Kano State.

The PPRO explained that the suspect’s friend suspected foul play, so he refused to keep the boy in his custody and decided to alert residents where the suspect lived at Rimin Kebe.

Abdullahi said; “This development led the suspect to run away and he was later picked up by personnel of the Corp’s Ungogo division.

“Worthy of note is that the suspect had in the last two months collected the victim’s father’s phone number but never called him for once”

Meanwhile, in another news…

It was reported that the Kwara state police command has arrested a boy named Issa Naigheti for allegedly kidnapping his father and demanding ransom.

The State police spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi, made the disclosure on Friday, January 6 as he said the suspect collected N2.5million to release his father.

According to Okasanmi, Naigheti was arrested around Kambi area of Ilorin, and he confessed during interrogation that he conspired with two other persons to kidnap his father.

Okasanmi said; “Members of the Command’s Anti-kidnapping Team arrested one Issa Naigheti “m” on 4/1/2023 around Kambi area of Ilorin while on the trail of suspected kidnappers.

He confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, one Bature Naigboho “m,” in Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo State, and the sum of N2.5 million was collected as ransom.

Efforts are ongoing to arrest his other accomplices, and the case would be transferred to Oyo State, the venue of the crime. The Commissioner of Police reiterated his commitment to providing a secure environment for the peaceful conduct of the 2023 elections”.