Wicked Kaduna man Idrisa kidnaps, kills 6-year-old cousin

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A suspect arrested by police

By Muhammad Tijjani

A Kaduna man Abdulazeez Idrisa has been arrested for abducting and killing his six-year-old Aisha Saidu in Angwan Juma’a area of Zaria town of the state after she recognized him.

Idrisa allegedly abducted Aisha on her way to Islamiyya school and later called her father to demand a ransom of N8 million for her release.

But he reported killed the girl by slashing her throat with a razor after she recognised her, Kaduna Police Command spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, said in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna.

Hassan said, “On February 12, at about 100hrs, Mr. Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim and a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City Police Station that his daughter, Aisha Saidu, a six-year-old female, went missing on her way to Islamiyya school.

“According to Mr. Dahiru’s, Aisha was allegedly abducted by her cousin brother, Abdulazeez Idris, also residing in Angwan Juma’a, Zaria.”

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He said following her disappearance, Mr. Dahiru received a phone call from an unknown individual, later identified as the perpetrator, demanding a ransom of N8 million for her release.

Hassan said the case was transferred to Anti-Kidnapping Unit of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Kaduna, where they traced and arrested the perpetrator, identified as Abdulazeez Idris, in Makarfi Local Government.

He added that the suspect confessed to the heinous crime, admitting to slaying the innocent child by brutally slashing her neck with a razor blade on the account that she recognised him and then went on to dispose her lifeless body in a well.

Hassan said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ali Dabigi, assured members of the public that the case would be diligently investigated to ensure that justice is served for Aisha Saidu and her grieving family.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” he said.

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