Why We Killed My Cousin After His Abduction – Kidnapper

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A 20-year-old suspected kidnapper identified as Suleiman Ibrahim has explained that he colluded with members of a group to kill his cousin, Najahid Abdullahi because the family refused to pay ransom for him.

The suspect made the shocking confession when he was paraded at the headquarters of the Plateau State Police Command, on Thursday.

Suleiman recounted that when they abducted the victim on a motorcycle and took him to their hideout and ransom was not paid, they decided to kill him. The suspect, however, regretted committing the crime, saying that was his first time of involving in kidnapping for ransom.

Suleiman Ibrahim, third from right, paraded alongside other suspects in Jos, Plateau State

“Initially, five of us planned the kidnapping but the remaining ones fled. I was the only one arrested. We asked for the ransom and the money was not given. I have never done it before. This is my first time of engaging in the business.

“The victim was my cousin and has been buried. I wasn’t in my right senses. I was drunk but I am regretting the action now. I will never do it again,” the suspect said.

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