Abdulrazak Ibrahim, a teenager from Kano, has been detained by the Katsina State Police command for conspiring with his two accomplices to abduct his 6-year-old cousin.
Fatima Abubakar, the victim, was abducted in Kano State by Abdulrazak and his accomplices Aliyu Salisu and Muhammed Ibrahim, both 19 years old. They took her to Katsina and demanded a two million naira ransom for her release.
SP Gambo Isah, the Command’s spokeswoman, revealed that Abdulrazak Ibrahim is the victim’s cousin and the kidnapping’s mastermind in a statement on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
“On January 10, 2023, at about 1700 hours, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in bursting and arresting one (1) Abdulrazak Ibrahim alias “Popular”, “m,” aged 19 of Bachirawa quarters in Kano state, a cousin of the victim and also the mastermind behind the kidnapping,” the statement read.
“Aliyu Salisu alias “Chilo,” aged 19 years of Sabuwa Unguwa quarters in Katsina state, and three (3) Mohammed Ibrahim alias “Zalamo,” aged 19 years of Gidan Dawa quarters. quarters in Katsina state,”
“Nemesis caught up with the syndicate when they kidnapped their victim, Fatima Abubakar, age 6, of Bachirawa quarters, Kano state, on January 6, 2023, at about 1100 hrs and whisked her to Katsina state, where they demanded a two million naira (N2,000,000.00) ransom.
“Upon receipt of the information, immediately detectives swung into action. The suspect (Aliyu Salisu, alias “Chilo”) was caught red-handed in the process of receiving the ransom. During the course of the investigation, the other members of the syndicate were also arrested, and the victim was rescued unharmed. The investigation is ongoing.”