Policemen in Bauchi State had arrested an 18-year-old student of AD Rufai College of Education and Legal Studies, Muhammad Isa, for allegedly abducting his neighbour’s son.
The suspect, who was paraded alongside other persons arrested for armed robbery, rape, and drug dealings, among others, was arrested alongside three of his friends for allegedly kidnapping the six-year-old son of their neighbour at Anguwan Borno.
They also demanded a N2.6 million ransom from the child’s parent.
Isa claimed he was lured into the crime by his 18-year-old friend, Abdulgafar Adamu, saying he needed the money to start a tailoring business.
He said: “When Abdulgafar told me about the plan I accepted immediately. The boy was kidnapped and I offered to keep him in my house. I lied to my parents that the boy’s mother was seriously sick after an accident and was hospitalised.”