The Kano State police command has recovered the decomposed body of an 8-year-old girl killed and buried in a shallow grave by suspected kidnapper, after collecting N500,000 ransom from her family.
The kidnapper, Habibu Sale, 24, who was later arrested, abducted the girl, Asiya Tasiu, in Chikawa village, Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state on June 26, 2020, when she was sent on an errand by her aunt, who happened to be the suspect’s neighbour.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, spokesperson of the command, while briefing journalists at its headquarters in Bompai, Kano, on the new development, said the suspect led a medical team as well as detectives to the scene where he buried the victim.
“The corpse was exhumed, examined and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic rites.
“Even though that the suspect confessed to have carried out the kidnapping singlehandedly, the Command’s Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani, further directed that advance discreet investigation be carried out for more possible breakthroughs and arrest of accomplices,” Haruna said.