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Kidnappers collect N4.5m ransom, kill son of medical doctor in Bauchi

Kidnappers collect N4.5m ransom, kill son of medical doctor in Bauchi

After collecting a random of N4.5 million, a gang of kidnappers killed the 15-year-old son of a Bauchi state medical doctor, Rilwanu Sadiq,

The slain boy, Abubakar who attends a Secondary school in Bauchi, was abducted in front of his father’s house along Gombe road in Ningi local government area of the state on April 1.

Dr Sadiq, a staff of the Abubakar Tafawa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, told the media that he was at work when he got the news of his son’s abduction. He immediately reported the matter to the neighbourhood security outfit as well as the state police.

Sadiq said his son’s abductors made contact with him and initially demanded for N3 million ransom which he paid. Afterwards, they demanded for another N1.5 million. He said he had to pay so he could get reunited with his son.

“We were giving them at intervals. They got N2 million hand-to-hand from me. The balance of N2.5 million was paid into about five bank accounts. But they kept asking for more. That was when I said I can’t bear it anymore, not knowing that they will even kill my son.” Dr Sadiq told Premium Times

The corpse of his son was exhumed from a shallow ditch inside an uncompleted building not far from their home on Sunday April 12. The distraught Father said he believes that his son’s killers, based on his kidnap and where his body was buried, are well acquainted with his family.

Commenting on the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Kamal Datti, said two persons have been arrested in connection with the death.

“Two suspects have been arrested in relation to the death, and investigation is on” Datti said

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