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Kidnapping, Teacher Arrested For Killing A Five-Year-Old Pupil After Requesting For N6m Ransom

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In Kano State North West Nigeria, a teacher Abdulmalik Tanko has been arrested over his involvement in the kidnap and death of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil.

Indepthnews reports that the pupil was said to have been kidnapped in December and her abductors had demanded N6 million ransom.

The police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, in a statement, said Tanko killed his pupil when he found that she had recognised him.

Teacher Abdulmalik Tanko 

“Some time on the 04/12/2021 at about 2030hrs, a report was received from a resident of Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State that, one Hanifa Abubakar, ‘f’, aged 5 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00) was demanded,” the statement reads.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, met with heads of security agencies in the state, re-strategised for effective service delivery and raised a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits.

“Sustained efforts and prolonged follow-up led to the arrest of one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State and one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, aged 37 years old, of same address by a detective team of the Department of State Services (DSS),  Kano State.

“On investigation, Abdulmalik confessed that, the victim, Hanifa, is his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He kidnapped her and took her to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00).

“On the 18/12/2021, having realised that the victim recognised him, he claimed to have poisoned her to death, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, took and buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.

“Hashim also confessed that, sometimes in the month of November 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years old, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State and ordered them to kidnap Hanifa. They planned but later rescinded their action. Fatima was also arrested.“

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The police said the suspects, led a combined team of security and medical operatives to where the body was buried.
The police added that the corpse was exhumed and taken to the Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano where she was confirmed dead.

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A Married Man And A Female Found Dead Inside An SUV Car In Lagos

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A married man and his alleged lover were found dead in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in Jakande Estate in Isolo, Lagos.

According to The Nation, neighbors found the couple’s corpses on Sunday, May 1, after discovering that the car had been running all night of Saturday, April 30.

The man has been identified as Koyejo, and he is said to have picked up his unidentified girlfriend in Isolo on his way to his family’s home in Jakande Estate.

The married IT engineer who lives with his wife at Surulere, reportedly called his friends to tell them he was around and subsequently bought suya before parking at Double Star Junction to have some fun inside the car.

A source told the publication that they became curious after discovering that his vehicle with registration number EPE666GE, had been on from Saturday night to Sunday night and in the same spot.

The source said;

“By the time they put on their touch light, they saw it was Koyejo, our former guy. But we do not know who the girl was.

“It was this evening that we were told he went to pick the girl at Isolo. They bought suya at Moshalashi bus stop. One thing led to another and they started making love in the car.

“Nobody knows what killed them. Koyejo was naked while the girl only pulled her tight.

“One of the men in our zone called Koyejo”s wife who lives at Surulere. She said she had been unable to reach her husband since Saturday that his phone had been switched off.

“We had to contact policemen at Ejigbo who came to take them away with the car. Koyejo’s body had started peeling. The girl’s nose was bringing out blood.
“There was no injury on them. Ony the Police can tell what happened. They took them to Isolo General Hospital”

Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident, adding that only autopsy would reveal the cause of death.

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Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Six (6) Houses And Shopping Plaza Consificated By NDLEA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has marked 6 houses and a plaza belonging to embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

It can be recalled that Kyari was arrested by the drug agency after attempting to bribe an official of the agency to secure the release of seized cocaine earlier this year.

However, the agency has marked the properties situated in Maiduguri for investigation.

The two-storey shopping plaza, Assurance Plaza, located along the Giwa Barracks Road, has about 100 stores.

The six residential houses, all within the Maiduguri New Government Residential Area have been marked and this is coming barely 2 days after the arrest of Chief Mallison Ukatu, a suspected drug dealer behind a controversial N3 billion tramadol cargo linked to Kyari and his now disbanded IRT team.

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Top LASTMA Officer Killed By A Hit And Run Driver

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An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA,  Jamiu Issa, has been crushed to death in the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos state by a hit and run traffic offender.

 

In a statement by the spokesperson for the agency, Olumide Filade, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Wednesday.

 

Filade said the driver was driving against traffic when he hit Issa, as he wanted to apprehend him for the traffic offense.

He said Issa was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

 

The statement read,

“The driver of a green Toyota Sienna vehicle, with number plate, FST 901 AR, knocked down and run over a LASTMA official, Jamiu Issa, who was later confirmed dead, on April 19, 2022.

 

“The late Issa was said to have approached and accosted the Sienna vehicle driver who was driving against the direction of flow of traffic, facing oncoming vehicles from Chevron towards the Conservation Toll Plaza.

 

“It was reported that Issa was knocked down and run over by the traffic law offender. Issa’s colleague at the scene of the event quickly put a call through to the zonal head while some good Samaritans pursued the get away Sienna driver to the Chevron Waterfront area where he was subsequently captured and taken to Ilasan police station, and later to Ajiwe police station, under which area the event occurred for proper investigation.

 

“Also, according to other eyewitnesses’ accounts, the Sienna driver also knocked down another person while trying to escape from the scene before the driver was apprehended.

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