Kidnappers kills 15-Yr-old Boy, despite receiving N4.5 million ransom

The 15 Years Old, Abubakar Sadiq that was killed by kidnappers in Bauchi (Photo: Premium Times)

A 15 years old boy, Abubakar Sadiq who was abducted in Bauchi has been killed by kidnappers despite collecting 4.5 million naira ransom they requested for the release of the boy.

While narrating the incident, the boy’s father, Rilwanu Sadiq, who is a medical doctor explained that he was away at work, when he got a call that his son had been abducted right in front of our house by unknown assailants.

His house is tucked along Gombe Road in Ningi local government of Bauchi town.

Rilwanu Sadiq, who works at the Abubakar Tafawa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, said immediately he learnt about the kidnap, he jolted into action by informing the neighbourhood security outfit as well as the state police and details of the incident were obtained and the search for his son began.

According to him, when abductors eventually contacted them, they demanded a ransom of ₦3 million.

“After they (kidnappers) contacted us, they agreed to collect ₦3 million,” a distraught Mr Sadiq narrated in a phone chat.

After sourcing and paying the sum, they kept requesting for more, he said.

He said the kidnappers had been paid ₦4.5 million when he said not any more.

“We were giving them at intervals. They got ₦2 million hand-to-hand from me. The balance of ₦2.5 was paid into about five bank accounts,” he narrated.

“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.”

The corpse of Abubakar would later be exhumed from a shallow ditch inside an uncompleted building not far from their home.

Rilwanu Sadiq, believes that his son’s killers, based on his kidnap and where his body was buried, are well acquainted with his family.

Confirming the incident, Bauchi State Police Command spokesperson, Kamal Datti, said two suspects have been arrested in connection to the incident.

He said the remains of Abubakar Sadiq had been exhumed and buried Sunday.

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

The Bauchi-Gombe road is arguably one of the most volatile areas in Bauchi metropolis, residents stay.

This incident is coming after armed kidnappers also abducted Adamu Mohammed, an elder brother of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, at his residence located at Jaki Quarters of Bauchi metropolis, late March.

The abducted sibling, said to be close to the governor and allegedly involved in running affairs of the state, was later released about a fortnight later. (PREMIUM TIMES)

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