Police arrest suspect accused of allegedly killing 13 year old girl



Nasiru Yusuf
Police in Kano said they have arrested Auwalu Abdulrashid alias Lauje of Tofa town, Kano State for kidnapping and murdering a 13 year old girl Zuwaira.
ALL IN ONE reports that the police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Kiyawa revealed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Kiyawa said the suspect confessed that, he singlehandedly kidnapped the victim and took her to an uncompleted building where he strangled and cut her throat before he buried her in a shallow grave.
Late Zuwaira
The police said after committing this heinous act, the suspect then demanded a ransom of one million Naira and later settled at four hundred thousand Naira.
“On the 21/06/2021 at about 1000hrs, a report was received from a resident of Tofa Town, Tofa LGA, Kano State that his daughter, Zuwaira, ‘f’, 13 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was demanded and later settled at Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00).
“While negotiating for the ransom, the body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building, slaughtered and buried in a shallow grave.
“On receipt of the ugly report, scene visited, the body was exhumed, examined and confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic rites,” the police said.
The suspect according to police confessed that, he had earlier kidnapped a younger brother of the victim, a three year old Muttaka, and demanded a ransom of two million Naira.
After series of negotiation, Lauje collected one hundred thousand Naira and abandoned the child at Dawanau Special Primary School, Dawakin Tofa local government area, Kano State.
Kiyawa said the suspect will be prosecuted after investigation.

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