May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Man Arrested In Kaduna For Allegedly Abducting, Hiding Child In Fridge

Personnel of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a suspect who allegedly abducted a 10-year-old girl and hid her inside a refrigerator.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to newsmen on Tuesday in Kaduna.

He said on Saturday, at about 1400hrs, the mother of the abducted girl, Uwaila Idris of Unguwar Gara Village of Kauru Local Government Area of the state, reported the disappearance of her daughter.

“She came to the police station and reported that on April 26, at about 1300hrs one Aminu Garba of the same address allegedly abducted her 10-year-old daughter named Hanifa Garba in his shop,” he said.

Hassan said when the suspect was asked about Hanifa’s whereabouts, he denied any knowledge of where she was.

He added, ” The suspect denied seeing her and went back to his shop, covered the girl’s mouth with a Hijab (veil) and forced her into a refrigerator, and padlocked her inside.

”The youths in the area insisted on searching the shop, after which Hanifa was found locked inside the refrigerator.

“The suspect was immediately arrested, while investigation is ongoing to establish the real motive behind the suspect’s action.”

According to him, the suspect would be charged in court on completion of the ongoing discreet investigations.

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