The mother and father of a 5-year-old woman, Khadija Abdullahi, who was kidnapped and killed by their neighbour in Bauchi, mentioned they shared an in depth relationship with the suspect and their daughter known as him’ father’.
Recall that officers of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps arrested 52-year-old Kabiru Abdullahi and his confederate, Alhaji Yawale, 45, for kidnapping and killing the minor in Narabi village, Toro Native Authorities Space of the state.
The suspects kidnapped the kid in entrance of her household home and took her to a bridge the place they strangled and put her physique in a sack.
They later buried the corpse in Kabiru’s kitchen and thereafter contacted her father, a businessman. The suspects demanded N1m ransom and after bargaining, they collected N150,000.
Chatting with Day by day Belief, the daddy of the deceased, Abdullahi Yusuf, mentioned he had by no means imagined that Kabiru Abdullahi would perform this dastardly act due to their relationship.
He recalled that the suspect was instrumental to him buying the plot of land the place he constructed his current home.
He mentioned, furthermore the suspect stored all of the constructing supplies utilized in constructing the home seven years in the past.
In response to Malam Yusuf, his daughter went lacking on April 18. He was on the store available in the market when he was known as and instructed that she has not been seen.
“A day after, I reported the case to the police station however seven days later, there was no information about the place she was and on the eighth day, I obtain a letter, which was dropped on the gate of my home. The letter mentioned my daughter was being held and so they have been demanding N1 million as ransom,” he narrated.
Abdullahi Yusuf mentioned two weeks later, he obtained an SMS by way of his telephone asking him to instantly make efforts to pay the ransom. He mentioned the abductors added that his daughter was being uncovered to the rainfall and different vagaries. They mentioned he ought to blame himself if this resulted within the loss of life of his daughter.
He mentioned after receiving the message, he known as and began negotiating with the abductors. He mentioned, he instructed them that he couldn’t afford the N1 million they have been demanding and so they requested him to pay N300, 000, which he additionally instructed them he didn’t have that quantity.
“After that, they requested me how a lot I may afford and I replied N50,000, which they rejected and began abusing me. I jerked it to N100, 000 however they insisted on N200,000. We later agreed on N150, 000. They requested me to take the cash to a spot near a tree in our village, which I complied with.’’
He mentioned they later picked up the cash and promised to launch his daughter at 2 p.m. that day however they didn’t try this as much as the next morning.
“I despatched them a textual content message asking them why they did not launch my daughter after that they had promised. They replied that I shouldn’t disturb them and so they ceased any communication with me,’’ he mentioned.
“On Might 5, they despatched one other textual content message demanding for an extra N150, 000 in any other case I’ll by no means see my daughter once more. I used to be very upset with the message. They requested me to name them the next day and after I known as, they began abusing me once more however I grew offended and abused them again.’’
Abdullahi mentioned later folks within the neighbourhood began suspecting his neighbour once they seen that quickly after the incident he had relocated to his new home in one other a part of the village.
He mentioned following this, a report was lodged on the workplace of the Civil Defence Corps whose officers arrested the suspect. He mentioned when Kabiru was interrogated, he confessed to committing the act.
“After that, the officers of the Civil Defence took him to their workplace and requested about my daughter and he instructed them that that they had killed her and when requested in regards to the corpse, he instructed them he had dropped it in a pond.
“He was later taken to Bauchi and when he was requested once more he maintained that that they had thrown the physique inside a pond.”
Abdullahi mentioned on their return to the village, they determined that the suspect ought to additional be interrogated on the whereabouts of the corpse because the physique couldn’t be discovered the place he claimed that they had thrown it.
“After additional interrogation by the officers of the Civil Defence, he admitted that they’ve killed the woman and buried the physique inside his home. We went to the home and searched and located the physique, which was earlier put inside a sack earlier than it was buried. We had to make use of a knife to chop it open. We have now since buried her’’
He mentioned he was extra devastated earlier than the invention of her stays.
“Earlier than her corpse was discovered, I couldn’t sleep for 5 days however after it was discovered, I turned relaxed and was capable of eat.
“This man was very near my youngsters. Typically, I’d meet him taking part in with them in entrance of my home. The woman knew him very effectively and performed with him. On the day he moved from our neighbourhood, his youngsters slept in my home,’’ Abdullahi mentioned.
Abdullahi Yusuf mentioned the opposite suspect lives in a close-by village and was the one who was talking to him on telephone.
He thanked officers of the NSCDC for his or her professionalism, which led to the arrest of the suspects. He known as on the authorities to make sure justice is finished within the case.
Additionally talking to Day by day Belief, the mom of the deceased, Maimuna Abdullahi, mentioned her daughter was kidnapped whereas taking part in together with her siblings in entrance of their home.
“I by no means thought this man would betray us due to the shut relationship we’ve with him and members of his household. It’s unlucky that he may do that to a lady that was calling him `daddy.” she added.
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