Police arrest suspected kidnapper of eight-year-old girl in Kano


The Kano State Police Command has apprehended a 24-year-old man, Habibu Sale, for the alleged kidnap and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Asiya Tasiu, in Chikawa village, in the Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state.


The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the suspect was arrested on November 7, 2020.


He noted that investigations revealed that Sale killed the victim on June 5, 2020, after collecting a ransom of N500,000 from her family.



Haruna said the suspect also buried her in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Chikawa village, to cover up the crime.


 The police spokesman noted that Sale kidnapped the girl while she was running an errand for her aunt, who was his neighbour.


“Though Sale confessed to have committed the crime alone, police investigations indicate that there are other accomplices at large, because he confessed to have spent the N500,000 ransom on harlots, drugs and gambling,” the police spokesman added.

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