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Kaduna: Police arrest man for abducting, killing brother’s 6-year-old daughter

The Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives have arrested a suspected kidnapper who allegedly abducted his cousin and killed her after she recognized him.

The Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna.

However, the PPRO did not disclose when the suspect was arrested.

Hassan said, “On February 12, at about 100hrs, Mr. Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim and a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City Police Station that his daughter, Aisha Saidu, a six-year-old female, went missing on her way to Islamiyya school.

“According to Mr. Dahiru’s, Aisha was allegedly abducted by her cousin brother, Abdulazeez Idris, also residing in Angwan Juma’a, Zaria.”

He said following her disappearance, Dahiru received a phone call from an unknown individual, later identified as the perpetrator, demanding a ransom of N8 million for her release.

Hassan said the case was transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Kaduna, where they traced and arrested the perpetrator, identified as Abdulazeez Idris, in Makarfi Local Government.

He added that the suspect confessed to the crime, admitting to slaying the innocent child by brutally slashing her neck with a razor blade on the account that she recognized him and then went on to dispose her lifeless body in a well.

Hassan said the Commissioner of Police, Ali Dabigi, assured members of the public that the case would be diligently investigated to ensure that justice is served for Aisha Saidu and her grieving family.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” he said.

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