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Kidnappers kill 6-year-old boy after collecting feeding fee, insisting on ransom

Two men in Adamawa State who were arrested for kidnapping and killing a boy and going ahead to insist on ransom, have confessed to the crime.

The Adamawa State Police, which disclosed this on Friday, added that the suspects had been quick in collecting what they called feeding fees from the parents of their victim while they waited for ransom to be paid.

The command, in the statement signed by police image maker, Suleiman Nguroje, said on the 5th of May, 08/05/2024, it received a report from Edwin Eze, a resident of Tudun Wada in Ganye LGA, that on the same date, about 1:00am kidnappers invaded his home and took away his 6-year-old son, Eboka Edwin.

The Command, quoting Edwin Eze, said the kidnappers later called via GSM and demanded N10 million as ransom, and that the suspects equally demanded and received N152,000 for the victim’s feeding.

“On the strength of that, the Commissioner of Police, Adamawa State Command, CP Dankombo Morris, raised detectives led by SP Mohammed Yahaya Nuhu, Divisional Police officer (DPO) Ganye to rescue the victim,” the Command stated.

The Command added that the team swung into action and arrested two suspects: Muktar Mohammed, aged 20 years, and Hussein Suleiman, also aged 20 years, both residents of Bashin Village, Yoro Local Government Area of Taraba State.

According to the Command, “During preliminary investigations, the suspects confessed that they conspired and jointly kidnapped the victim to a forest lying across the border between Nigeria and the Cameroon Republic.

“They added that they killed the victim by inflicting severe injuries on him using a knife, after which he bled until he became dead. Thereafter, they buried the corpse in a shallow grave and kept demanding ransom, until their arrest.”

Three phones were recovered from the victims.

The Command said while the state police commissioner commiserates with the bereaved family on the unfortunate incident, he reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to combating all forms of crime.

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