A kidnap suspect, Anas Sa’idu, 22, on Friday, confessed to abducting and killing a teenager and pleaded that he should be sentenced to death by hanging for the crime.
Anas had kidnapped 16-year old Tijjani Kabiru, on January 9, in Kwanar Gwarmai, Kangora town of Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State. The Nation learned that he had killed the victim before demanding a ransom of N1.3 million and top-up airtime of N20000 from the victim’s father, Alhaji Kabiru.
The suspect revealed he killed the victim because he had nowhere to keep him. He led police detectives and a medical team to a farm in the bush, where he strangulated and buried Tijani. The decayed body of the victim was exhumed for examination and burial.
He added that he carried out the heinous act under the influence of drugs and Indian hemp. Apparently feeling remorseful about his evil deed, he pleaded to be punished by death, by hanging him in the market square to serve as a deterrent to other kidnap elements.