Kidnappers kill doctor’s 15-year-old son after collecting N4.5 million ransom
- A medical doctor, Rilwanu Sadiq, has narrated how his 15-year-old son was killed by kidnappers after collecting N4.5m ransom
- Sadiq, who works at the Abubakar Tafawa University Teaching Hospital, in Bauchi, disclosed that his son, Abubakar Sadiq, was kidnapped in front of their home
- The doctor said after his family paid the ransom, the kidnappers continued to demand more money
A medical doctor in Bauchi state, Rilwanu Sadiq, has narrated how his 15-year-old son was killed by kidnappers after collecting N4.5 million ransom.
Sadiq, who works at the Abubakar Tafawa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, told Premium Times on Sunday, April 12, that his son, Abubakar Sadiq, was kidnapped in front of their home.
He said shortly after the abduction, the kidnappers established contact and demanded a ransom of N3m.
The doctor said after his family paid the ransom, the kidnappers continued to demand more money and an additional N1.5m was sent to them, totaling N4.5m.
Sadiq disclosed that even after receiving the N4.5m, the kidnappers wanted more money but he could not meet their demands.
Following his inability to pay more money, the kidnappers were said to have killed his son, whose body was later exhumed from a shallow ditch inside an uncompleted building not far from their home.
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The medical doctor said he believes that his son’s killers are well acquainted with his family based on where the kidnap occurred and where the body was buried.
The Bauchi state police command spokesperson, Kamal Datti, who confirmed the abduction stated that two suspects have been arrested in relation to the death, and that investigation is on.
Meanwhile, John Mamman, an aide to the governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, has been finally released by his abductors, The Nation reports.
Mamman the special adviser on local government, chieftaincy affairs, and community development to the governor was abducted four days ago.
This was made known by Saidu Kurki, the chairman, Kokona local government area of the state in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, April 8, in Garuku community.
The chairman while noting that Mamman was released after four days in captivity on Tuesday, April 7, said the governor's aide might go for a medical check-up soon.
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