The Department of State Security DSS, has made a breakthrough after apprehending the Kidnapper of the Famous Islamic Scholar Dahiru Bauchi 3-year old grandson.
The DSS also recovered the Ransom paid, all in less than a week.
The Boy, (names withheld) was kidnapped on Eid Day of 22 May 2020 the day Dahiru Bauchi conducted his Eid, at his resident in Bauchi by the Kidnapper Umar Ahmad 27.
Speaking, the Director Kano DSS office, Muhammad Alhassan said they made the breakthrough when the State Police Commissioner Mr Habu Sani tipped them of the criminal acts and through joint Intelligence networking they got the Culprit in Kano.
Alhassan notes that the Kidnapper Umar Ahmad who requested N10 million ransom initially decided to reduced to N6 Million and already N2.5 Million was paid to him through a bank account.
“We swung into action after our intelligence gathering uncovered the hideout of the kidnapper at Liberty Hotel room 37 Sabin Gari Abba Road”.
He added, ” as we raided the hotel we recovered the kidnapped Boy who is healthy and arrested the Kidnapper Umar Ahmad, and the Money which we withdrew from his bank account”.
The DSS Chief in Kano noted that the Kidnapper Umar opens up that he actually perpetuated the act using his Dahiru Bauchi preaching as a cover since the beginning of the Fasting period.
“It was than he now got to acquainted to everybody in the Sheik house and study who to Kidnapped to get quick ransom and picked the Islamic Scholar grandchild”, the Director added.
He said both the Kidnapper and the victim are in good health while they concluded plans to hands him over to the Police who gave the hints of the kidnapping.
The Kidnapper Umar Ahmad confessed in carrying out his heinous crime saying he did it when he was at the Sheik house for almost one month and decided to returned home but without any tangible job he was doing.
” I get to know every one at the Sheik house for staying long in the place and also getting closer relationship with virtually everybody, I decided to pick the boy so as to allowed me get some money that I will start doing business with”, hr added