21 Year-Old Kidnapper Arrested In Kano For Killing 13 Year-Old Neighbour’s Daughter

Kidnapper arrested in Kano

The 21 year-old kidnapper arrested in Kano allegedly lured the late 13-year-old victim (his neighbour’s daughter), to an uncompleted building, where he cut her throat with a knife and demanded payment from her parents.

The Nigerian police have arrested a young man identified as Auwalu Abdulrashid, 21, in connection with the kidnapping and gruesome murder of his neighbor’s daughter six months ago in Tofa Local Government, Kano State.

Kidnapper arrested in Kano
Kidnapper arrested in Kano.

Abdulrashid admitted to luring Zuwaira, a late 13-year-old victim, to an uncompleted building, where he slit her throat with a knife and demanded payment from her parents afterwards.

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The suspect, who is a neighbor of the victim, claimed he lured Zuwaira to an uncompleted building and strangled her to death using her hijab before slitting her throat with a knife.

Kidnapper arrested in Kano
Auwalu Abdulrashid, the suspect. Credit: AITLive

He claimed that after killing her, he called her parents and demanded a ransom.

The event was reported to the command, and on the 9th of January 2022, the said Auwalu Abdulrashid, 21 years old, was arrested and confessed to the act, according to DSP Haruna Kiyawa, the command’s spokesperson.

Late Zuwaira, the 13 year-old victim.

After abducting the young girl, the suspect reportedly asked for one million naira ransome from the parents, according to Kiyawa, before eventually settling for four hundred thousand naira.

He claimed that while negotiations were still ongoing, the body of a young girl was discovered killed and buried in an uncompleted building.

The culprit will be charged in court and prosecuted, according to the command.

Source: AIT.

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