A gang of four teenagers who abducted a six year old boy for one million naira ransom have been arrested by operatives of the Bauchi Police Command.
The suspects, Abdulgaffar Adamu 19, Usman Muhammed 18, Faisal Musa 19, and Ahmad Usman Gamawa,16, have confessed to the crime.
Adamu, the gang leader had told newsmen that he wanted to use the money to set up a tailoring business because he had asked his father for some loan but his father told him he had no money which was why he came up with the plan and convinced his friends to join him.
” I needed money for my tailoring business because I have good tailoring skills to make nice clothes,As you’d expect I met my father to lend me some money but he said he didn’t have any money,so I suggested to my friends that we should abduct the son of one of our neighbors who we thought would be able to pay ransom money for his son.”
” We arranged everything, even where to hide the child.Ahmad Gamawa who kept the boy in his house lied to his mother that the child was his friend’s younger brother whose mother was admitted in a hospital,but the next day, his mother got suspicious and raised alarm in the neighborhood.”
” So we couldn’t get the money anymore because the day we were to collect the one million naira ransom was the same day we were arrested I honestly regretted my action”.he said.”
Earlier the Police Commissioner had briefed journalists that operatives of the Command swung into action to rescue the boy after receiving a complaint on Tuesday by one Alhaji Muhammed Dan’azumi of Jaja quaters, Bauchi metro about his kidnapped child.
The Police Commissioner said the Alhaji told the command that on 9/08/2020,at about 1630hrs, unknown persons kidnapped his son,one Abubakar Sadiq aged 6, of the same address to unknown destination and demanded N1,000,000,as ransom.
” Upon receiving the complaint on the 11/08/2020,at about 1100hrs, operatives attached to the Bureau, swung into action and rescued the victim unhurt.”
According to him,all the suspects involved in the Kidnapping were arrested.