Niger state police command operatives attached to Tafa Division on 30/07/2022 at about 1400hrs arrested the following two suspects;
-Usman Sabiu aged 22yrs ‘m’ of Hayin-Nasarawa, Tafa and
-Nafiu Umar aged 18yrs ‘m’ of same address for Kidnapping and culpable homicide
The police on a reasonable suspicion arrested the suspects, sequel to a report of missing person that one Yasir Salisu aged 13yrs ‘m’ of Hayin-Nasarawa, Tafa LGA who has been missing since 29th July,2022.
During a rigorous and painstaking interrogation, Usman Sabiu confessed to have conspired with Nafiu Umar and abducted the missing person to the resident of Nafiu with the intention of collecting one hundred thousand naira ransom (N100,000) from the victim’s father.
Unfortunately, he claimed that the victim could not produce the father’s contact number to demand for ransom and both suspects were identified by the victim who are neighbours; hence, the victim was strangled and killed by the suspects.
In the course of 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.
The Case was undergoing further investigation and the suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution as soon as investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, the command has advised parents and guardians to closely watch and monitor their ward’s movement within the community for safety.