In Kano, a 26-year-old man who abducted and killed a 16-year-old boy, Tijjani Saidu, has been begging for a public hanging execution.
The suspect, Anas Saidu, made the plea on Friday when he led a team of police detectives and medical staff to a farm at Kauyen Hayin Gwarmai in the Kwanar Dangora of the Bebeji district of Kano, where the victim’s body was buried.
“This will be my first and just not my habit. I’m appealing to the Kano state government for public execution and death sentence by hanging and please I seek the mercy of the victim’s father and people should help me do so as well. I know the victim’s father, he lives in our area. I sought N1.3m but nothing was given to me.” he said.
State Police Command Spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident, said the victim’s father, Alhaji Kabiru, reported on November 9 that kidnappers kidnapped his son and sought N1.3m and MTN airtime worth 20,000.
“After two weeks of investigation as ordered by the state commissioner of police, the accused was arrested and led us to here where he buried him,”After two weeks of investigation, as ordered by the State Police Commissioner, the suspect was arrested and led us to where he had buried him.
He said the accused had taken the victim to the location where his dead body was strangled, executed and buried.
“The police are here to exhume her body for medical examination with a medical team and hand her over to the family for proper burial,” he said.