The Kano State Police Command, arrested one Auwalu Abdulrashid, who confessed to killing a 13-year-old hawker in Kano State.
Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement.
Kiyawa said the suspect kidnapped the girl and took her to an uncompleted building where he strangled her, cut her throat, and buried her remains in a shallow grave.
“On the 21/06/2021 at about 1000hrs, a report was received from a resident of Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State that his daughter, Zuwaira, ‘f’, 13 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was demanded and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00).
“While negotiating for the ransom, the body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave.
“On receipt of the ugly report, scene visited, the body was exhumed, examined and confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic rites,” the statement read.
Kiyawa added that Abdulrashid also confessed that he had earlier kidnapped the three-year-old brother of the victim and demanded a N2 million ransom.