Yobe teenager kidnapped and killed neighbor's 11-year-old son after parents failed to raise N600,000 ransom

Saturday, May 4, 2024
 - The Yobe State Police Command has arrested 19-year-old Mohammed Abdullahi, who kidnapped and killed his neighbors' 11-year son in Gujba local government area of the state.

The teenager was among suspects paraded at command headquarters in Damaturu on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Briefing newsmen, the state police commissioner, CP Ahmed Garba said 31 armed robberies, 12 kidnappings, 55 homicides, as well as 115 theft offences were recorded in the first quota of 2024.

According to the CP, Abdullahi kidnapped the minor and demanded N600,000 ransom from the victim's family before killing him with hard drugs and burying the corpse.

“Mohammed Abdullahi, a 19-year-old suspect from Buniyadi, abducted an 11-year-old son of his neighbor and later demanded a ransom of 600,000 naira,” the CP stated.

“When the parents of the victim could not meet his demand, he bought drugs and administered them to the victim to sleep and the victim later died. 

"The suspect later buried the corpse in their house while his parents were away and was later apprehended by the police.”

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