The Inspector General Puff Adder team in Collaboration with Kano State Police Command has arrested a kidnapped kingpin in connection with the killing of a 5-year-old Ahmad Ado, who was drugged to death after his family failed to pay N50 million ransom.

The Kano Command PPRO, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, said the police received a report that one Ahmad Ado ‘M’ 5 years old of Karkasara Quarters Kano was kidnapped by unknown persons at Ma’ahat Nursery and Primary School Karkasara Kano, and that the kidnappers contacted the family to pay the sum of N50,000,000 as ransom.

He said the team of operation Puff Adder detectives from Anti-Kidnapping Squad immediately swung into action; using technical intelligence arrested the principal suspect, one Ibrahim Ahmad ‘M’ aged 20 years old of Darmanawa Quarters Kano.

“On interrogation, two of his accomplices, Abdulmajid Mohd ‘M’ and Musa Sunusi ‘M’ both 18 years old of Sheka Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State were instantly arrested.”

The PPRO noted that the suspects confessed to have over-drugged the victim after the kidnap, which subsequently led to his death at Sheka Sabuwa Abuja Quarters, Kumbotso LGA.

He added that the kidnappers went ahead and buried the dead body in a shallow grave at an uncompleted building.

“The scene was visited by experts and the dead body exhumed. Investigation has commenced and suspects will be charged to court after investigation.

“We are drawing the attention of all law abiding and good citizens of Kano State to be wary of all sundries, family and friends around them, as criminals are constantly changing their modus, and criminals have no signs, marks, plate number or registration number.

“Therefore, the command is using this means to warn that, criminals have no hiding place in the state. They are strictly advice to repent, leave the state completely or they will be arrested and charged before a competent court of law.”

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