Auwalu Abdulrashid, aka Lauje, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a 13-year-old girl in Kano State.
Police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said that the suspect abducted the 13-year-old and took her to an uncompleted building where he strangled her, cut her throat and buried her remains in a shallow grave.
According to the police, the suspect demanded a ransom of one million naira from her parents after he had killed her.
The police 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.”
The suspect also confessed to the kidnap of a three-year old brother of the victim, who he kidnapped earlier, and demanded a ransom of two million naira.
It was reported that after a series of negotiation, the suspect collected one hundred thousand naira and dropped the child at Dawanau Special Primary School in Dawakin Tofa LGA.
According to the police, Abdulrashid will be prosecuted after investigations.