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Why we killed our kidnap victim – suspects

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The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two young men in connection with culpable homicide and kidnapping.

Speaking to newsmen in Yola, the Command Spokesman, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said the accused confessed having abducted a six year old boy, Ebuka Godwin, in order to raise money for food.

The suspects are Husseini Suleiman, 21 and Muktar Mohammed, 20, who hail from Bashin village in Yoro LGA of Taraba State, but committed the crime in Ganye LGA in Adamawa State.

The accused, who were pursuing their Islamic Education at Sheik Dahiru Ganye, Tsangaya School in Ganye, narrated that they decided to kidnap their victim known as Ebuka Godwin in order to collect ransom from parents to buy food.

Husseini said that they cut sticks and made it look like guns which they used and stormed the residence of the father of the deceased in early May, 2024 and whisked away their victim.

After kidnapping the boy, the suspects called his father via GSM and demanded N10 million as ransom as well as N152, 000 from him as feeding fee which he gave them.

According to them, after collecting the money for food, they strangulated their victim and buried him in the sand and left and bought new phones with part of the money.

However, the Police Spokesperson assured that the suspects would soon appeared in court after intensive investigation on the matter.

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