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I plotted my cousin’s kidnap and murder to avoid repaying N1.4m I owed her

I plotted my cousin’s kidnap and murder to avoid repaying N1.4m I owed her

A 36-year-old man, Abubakar Halilu, has been arrested by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for plotting the kidnap and homicide of his cousin.


According to the police, Halilu lured his cousin, a businesswoman, to a kidnappers’ den at Galadimawa space of Kaduna State and had deliberate with them to kill her in order that he wouldn’t repay the sum of N1.4 million he owed her. The police say the suspect had pushed the sufferer’s automobile on the day they have been each supposedly kidnapped and held hostage in numerous components of the bush just for her automobile keys and different objects within the car to be present in his custody.


He allegedly made preparations with the criminals to gather N100 million as ransom from the lady’s household and kill her afterward, however luck ran out on him because the sufferer escaped from the camp the place she was held when her captors went out for an operation.


While being interrogated, Halilu mentioned his cousin purchased some tricycles aka Keke Marwa valued at N3.9 million and gave them to him on rent buy. He claimed he efficiently paid N2.5 million and was owing her a steadiness of N1.4 million which he didn’t need to pay, including that the day she was kidnapped, he informed her to escort him to get better cash from a debtor.


“I used to be alleged to have completed cost in December 2020. The complete quantity was N3.9 million. I’ve paid her N2.5 million, remaining a steadiness of N1.4 million

When she known as to ask for the steadiness, I informed her I used to be going to gather my cash from somebody. After discussing with the particular person I claimed owed me cash, I lured her to accompany me to gather the cash from the particular person however took her to bandits in Galadimawa.

Before I received there, I had mentioned with the abductors. I knew them on the farm I used to be going to in Kubu space. I knew they have been kidnappers. They have been about 5 in quantity. In the camp, they’ve about 50 totally different gangs. They took me to their home. They have homes within the bush. They have huts the place they preserve kidnapped victims.

So, as we arrived the place, they kidnapped each of us and took us into the bush and separated us. My plan was for them to kill her. They have been supposed to gather N100 million ransom and provides me my share earlier than they might kill her. I spent 5 days with them.

While on the camp, any person got here to take me away.  My cousin was in a position to escape from the preliminary gang however fell into one other kidnap gang’s fingers. I don’t know the folks in whose fingers she fell as a result of I used to be taken to a different camp by the gang that kidnapped me.

I used to be the one which drove her in her automobile to the place I informed her I used to be going to gather cash. After we have been kidnapped, the abductors took the automobile away to a junction. I informed them they need to take the automobile to the street so that individuals will see it and it will look as if we have been certainly kidnapped, however they mentioned folks would see it the place I parked it.”


Halilu claimed his co-conspirators nonetheless held him hostage and demanded that his household ought to carry cash for his launch. He mentioned he didn’t know the quantity they negotiated together with his household however managed to flee the day the ransom was to be paid.

“I managed to flee from their camp on the day cost was alleged to be made. As I used to be escaping, I begged a farmer I met on the street to provide me his cellphone to contact my folks. I informed the stranger that I used to be kidnapped.

I informed my folks on the cellphone to not hassle to pay cash to anyone. I informed my those who I escaped when the abductors went out. I informed them to come back and meet me at Iredachi Junction. From there, considered one of my brothers that got here to select me handed me over to IRT workplace.” he mentioned


According to the police, the suspect apparently thought his plans had succeeded and determined to gather all the things that was inside the lady’s automobile, including that he confessed to the crime throughout interrogation.


The police say he will likely be charged to court docket as quickly as investigation is accomplished.

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