Police Parade 19-Year-Old Kidnapper in Yobe State.

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The police in Yobe state have confirmed the death of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped and fed with hard drugs by his abductors.

The suspect in the crime is a 19-year-old identified as Mohammed Abdullahi of Gujba local government area of the state. Abdullahi reportedly kidnapped an 11-year son of a neighbour, demanded ₦600,000 in ransom, killed the victim with a substance drug, and later buried him.

The state commissioner of police, Ahmed Garba, disclosed this to journalists. He also said the suspect confessed that to the crime and that his ransom demand was not met as the parents of the deceased could not raise the money.

“Mohammed Abdullahi, a 19-year-old suspect from Buniyadi, abducted the son of their neighbour’s 11-year-old and later demanded a ransom of 600,000 naira. When the parents of the victim could not meet his demand, he later bought drugs and administered them to the victim to sleep and the victim later died. The suspect later buried the corpse in their house while his parents were away and was later apprehended by the police,” he said.

The suspect was paraded with 17 others at the Police Command headquarters in Damaturu where the commissioner expressed concern over the reemerging criminal activities in the state.

Other suspects paraded were transformer vandals at the Pompomari community of the state capital, and house burglars among other crimes, ranging from rape and armed robbery where 3 AK47 rifles and live ammunition were recovered.

The CP urged the Yobe State government, to provide empowerment and skills acquisition for the teaming youths in the state, to keep them busy instead of roaming about, taking unwanted drugs, and causing mayhem to communities.

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