A man was arrested in Adamawa for allegedly kidnapping and strangling a six-year-old boy after his father refused to pay the ransom demanded.

Police in Adamawa state arrested a 29-year-old man named Abubakar Kawu for allegedly kidnapping and strangling a 6-year-old boy named Abdulhafiz Buba Aliyu.


According to the police, Kawu, who owns a dry cleaning service in Jada, kidnapped the boy on May 12, 2023, and demanded N3.5 million in ransom from his father.

 Man arrested for allegedly kidnapping and strangling six year old boy in Adamawa after his father failed to pay the ransom demanded

The father of the boy, Muhammed Buba Aliyu, contacted the suspect and informed him he can only afford the sum of N50,000. The suspect became provoked and strangled the boy to death after spending 2 days with him in the bush.


When arrested, the suspect confessed to have killed the boy.


Confirming the incident, the state police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroj, said the command will ensure the prosecution of the suspect upon completion of an investigation, and advised parents and guardians to monitor the movement of the children


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