Breaking: Islamic cleric kidnap a 4-year-old cousin in Katsina

A 39-year-old Islamic cleric, Jamilu Idris, has been nabbed by the Katsina State Police command for kidnapping his 4-year-old cousin.

Briefing newsmen on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Sanusi Buba at Police Headquarters Katsina, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said the Command in its fight against crime and criminality have arrested Islamic cleric, Jamilu Idris of Sabon-Fegi, Faskari LGA who organized kidnapping of his cousin.

According to Katsina PPRO “On 25/10/2021 at about 1100hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting one Jamilu Idris, ‘M’, aged 39yrs of Sabon-Fegi, Yankara village, Faskari LGA of the State, an Islamic cleric, who masterminded the kidnapping of his causin, one Umar Farouk Kabir, ‘M’, aged 4yrs of the same address. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed that on 09/10/2021, at about 1430hrs, he went to the house of his uncle, one Kabir Abdullahi at Funtua, who was not at home and when his son Umar Farouk Kabir came out to see who was asking after his father, he recognized the suspect, who later deceptively gave the little boy a Viju drink and abducted him to Dutsen-Alhaji, Abuja.

“Subsequently, the suspect called the father (his uncle) through his GSM, changed his voice so that he cannot recognize him and threatened that he has kidnapped his son.

“He further confessed to have demanded the payment of five million naira (N5,000,000:00K) ransom which the father said he can only afford to pay him the sum of five hundred thousand naira only (N500,000:00K). Consequently, the Complainant reported the matter to the police and in the course of investigation, the suspect was traced and arrested and confessed to the commission. Investigation is ongoing” he said.