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Katsina Islamic cleric drugs, kidnaps four-year-old cousin


The Katsina State Police Command has arrested 39-year-old Islamic teacher, Jamilu Idris, for allegedly kidnapping his four-year-old cousin.

Idris of Yankara village, in the Faskari Local Government Area of the state, was arrested on October 9, 2021.

The spokesman for the state command, SP Gambo Isah, said Idris had on October 5, 2021, kidnapped the victim after drugging him.

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Idris later allegedly demanded a ransom of N5m.

It was learnt that the victim’s father negotiated the ransom to N500,000.

Isah added that after paying the ransom, the victim’s father reported the incident to the police, leading to Idris arrest.

Idris, who was paraded at the state command headquarters on Wednesday, confessed to committing the crime.

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He said in Hausa language, “I regret my action; the devil pushed me into doing it.”


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