Junior Sec School teenager Student kidnaps 4 yr-old girl, demands ransom
A four year old girl was recently rescued by an unknown woman from the kidnap den the girl had been hidden for days.
Reports say the woman rescued the girl from one Abubakakar Abdulbasir, who had kept her in an uncompleted building in Marabar Kankara town in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State.
According to reports, the suspected kidnapper, Abdulbasir, is a 16 years old JS 3 student in one of the schools in the locality.
The woman said before she took the girl from the building, the kidnap suspect, Abdulbasir, told her that he was just chatting with the girl inside the uncompleted building.
But when she took the girl home, the woman said her parent alleged she had been kidnapped and immediately reported the case at the Malumfashi Police Station which invited Abdulbasir’s father for questioning concerning the whereabout of his son, who was then at large.
Abdulbasir, who later returned to the house was informed by his mother that his father was invited by the police and is being questioned over his whereabout. So, Abdulbasir decided to turn himself in and confessed to commiting the crime.
He said: “Yes it is true that I kidnapped Halima my cousin. I hid her in an uncompleted building outskirt of town and then put a phone call through to her parents demanding for N70,000. I also threatened that they may lose her if they fall to provide the money. Immediately, I terminated the call, my conscience prick me that this path I have toed is dangerous and against my religion.
I am very sorry for my action. I am asking for forgiveness. I have realized my mistakes.”
Narrating the incident to pressmen, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Superintendent of Police, SP Isah Gambo, while parading the suspect at the state police command said: “One Sanusi Abubakar of Marabar-Kankara village in Malumfashi LGA reported to the police that since his 4-years-old daughter, Halimatu Sanusi got missing and all efforts to trace her whereabout proved abortive. He later received a phone call that his daughter has been kidnapped, and he is being threatened to pay the sum of seventy thousand naira (N70,000) or risk losing her. Subsequently, the Police Anti-Kidnapping unit, swung into action, carrying out a diligent and meticulous investigation which led to the arrest of the mastermind, one Abubakar Abdulbasir, ‘M’, aged 16yrs of Marabar-Kankara village. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence.”