The Kano State police command has arrested a suspect identified as Auwalu Abdulrashid for killing a 13-year-old girl.
The spokesman of the command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, in a statement disclosed that the suspect confessed to killing and burying the hawker in the state.
Kiyawa noted that the suspect abducted the teenager and took her to an uncompleted building where he strangled her, cut her throat and buried her remains in a shallow grave.
The spokesman further stated that Abdulrashid after killing the girl contacted her family and demanded N1 million ransom.
He said, “On the 21/06/2021 at about 1000hrs, a report was received from a resident of Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State that his daughter, Zuwaira, ‘f’, 13 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was demanded and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00).
“While negotiating for the ransom, the body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave.
“On receipt of the ugly report, scene visited, the body was exhumed, examined and confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic rites.”
Kiyawa added that the suspect also confessed that he had earlier abducted the three-year-old brother of the victim and demanded N2 million ransom.
He said the suspect released the child after collecting N100,000 ransom.
He was said to have dropped the child at Dawanau Special Primary School in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area.