By Muhammadu Sabiu
Police in Bauchi State have apprehended a teenager, 12, for allegedly kidnapping a 3-year-old kid in Magama Gumau, Toro Local Government Area.
The police spokesman for the state, SP Ahmad Wakil, made a statement on the incident on Saturday in Bauchi.
The suspect was said to have lured the victim into an isolated area and phoned to her father demanding N150,000 as ransom.
SP Wakili said in the statement, “A discreet investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victim to an isolated place near a football field at Kara Area of Magama Gumau and called the victim’s father on phone and made the demand.
“On hearing the demand, the victim’s father hung up and refused to take subsequent calls.
“After a while, the victim’s father called the suspect and identified him through his familiar voice.”