Kaduna: Police nab man who abducted, killed 6-yr-old cousin 


Kaduna state Police command has arrested one AbdulAzeez Idris, who kidnapped his 6-year-old cousin sister, Aisha Saidu, in Zaria, Kaduna state and killed her after demanding for N8 million ransom. 

A police statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mansir Hassan, Monday said the AbdulAzeez Idris kidnapped the said Aisha at Ungwan Juma’a in Zaria and took her to an undisclosed destination before making the ransome demand following which he killed the young girl by slashing her throat with a razor blade and dumping her corpse in a well because she recognised him.

The PPRO said: “On February 12, 2024, at about 1:00 hrs, Mr. Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim, a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City Police station that his daughter, Aisha Saidu, a six-year-old female, went missing on her way to Islamiyya school.

“Mr. Dahiru said, Aisha was allegedly abducted by her cousin brother, Abdulazeez Idris, also residing in Angwan Juma’a, Zaria. Following her disappearance, Mr. Dahiru received a phone call from an unknown individual, later identified as the perpetrator, demanding a ransom of N8 million for her safe return.

“The case was transferred to Anti Kidnapping Unit of SCID Kaduna, where they traced and arrest The perpetrator, identified as Abdulazeez Idris, in Makarfi local government. The suspect confessed to the heinous crime, admitting to slaying the innocent child by brutally slashing her neck with a razor blade on the account that she recognised him and then went on to dispose her lifeless body in a well.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Audu Ali Dabigi, assures members of the public that the case is going to be diligently investigated to ensure that justice is served for Aisha Saidu and her grieving family. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” ASP Hassan said.

Agabi in his argument insisted that the evidence of the petitioners were grossly insufficient, citing a Supreme Court decision in a case by Tonye Cole against INEC.

“It is our humble submission that your work in the determination of this petition is simplified in recent judgments by Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

“It is to the effect that once the evidence called is grossly insufficient, there is no evidence,” he said.