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I strangled her used knife to slaughter her throat & buried her in a shallow grave – 21-year-old kidnapper who abducted & killed a 13-year-old female hawker reveals



Operatives of the Kano State Police Command have arrested a 21-year-old kidnapper, Auwal Abdulrasheed, who kidnapped and killed a 13-year-old feminine hawker and demanded N1m ransom from her household after burying her corpse in a shallow grave.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the event in an announcement on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, mentioned the suspect was arrested on January 9.

The PPRO mentioned that on July 21, 2021, the case of a lacking 13-year- outdated woman named Zuwaira was reported to the police.

“On the 21/06/2021 at about 1000hrs, a report was acquired from a resident of Tofa City, Tofa LGA, Kano State that his daughter, Zuwaira, ‘f’, 13 years outdated, was kidnapped and a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was demanded and later settled at 4 Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00). Whereas negotiating for the ransom, the physique of the sufferer was found in an uncompleted constructing, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave,” the assertion reads.

“On receipt of the ugly report, scene was visited, the physique was exhumed, examined and confirmed lifeless by a Medical Physician and launched to the kin for burial in accordance with Islamic rites.


“The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi instantly raised and instructed a workforce of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits.

“The Puff Adder workforce swung into motion. Sustained efforts and extended follow-up led to the arrest of 1 Auwalu Abdulrashid, alias Lauje, ‘m’, 21 years outdated, of Tofa City, Tofa LGA, Kano State at Dan marke village, Dambatta LGA, Kano State on the 09/01/2022, i.e. 202 days after the incident.

“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that, he singlehandedly kidnapped the sufferer, deceived and took her to an uncompleted constructing positioned at Tofa City, Tofa LGA, Kano State, the place he strangled her along with her Hijab used knife to slaughtered her throat and buried her in a shallow grave, after which demanded a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) and later settled at 4 Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00)”

“The suspect additional confessed that, on the 07/06/2021, he kidnapped a youthful brother of the sufferer, one Muttaka, ‘m’, 3 years outdated at Tofa City, Tofa LGA, Kano State, demanded a ransom of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000.00), later settled and picked up One Hundred Thousand Naira (100,000.00) and deserted the kid at Dawanau Particular Main College, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State.”

The spokesperson then disclosed that the police investigations into the case have been concluded, including that the suspect will quickly be charged to court docket for prosecution.

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