Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Sokoto State Police Command has paraded three suspected criminals including a housewife who kidnapped a three-year-old boy of her neighbor at Gidan Madi in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.
While parading the suspects on Friday, the Command spokesperson, ASP Sanusi Abubakar said the suspect was arrested when she came to pick up the two-million-naira ransom she demanded from the father of the child.
He said the suspect revealed that she learned about the act of kidnapping through listening to radio programs where stories of how people are been kidnapped are narrated.
Mr. Abubakar also revealed that the suspect kept the kidnapped victim in the custody of her cousin under the guise that the victim is the child of her co-wife who traveled to a village to get medicine for an undisclosed ailment.
He said the suspect later used a male magic voice on her mobile phone to inform the father of the child she is in the custody of his missing child and failure to pay a ransom of two million Naira the child will be killed.
“It was in the process of picking the two-million-naira ransom that the team of police detectives arrest the suspect and transfer her to Sokoto state police command headquarters for further investigation,” he added.
Also paraded are two serial burglars arrested for burgling a department at the state’s own Specialist Hospital and carting away valuables including four air conditioners.
The two suspects were later arrested in possession of the stolen items and the police said all the suspects will be charged in court at the conclusion of the investigation.