A four-man kidnap syndicate has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and killing a seven-year-old boy.
The boy, Abdulmalik Musa, was killed after the syndicate had successfully collected a N300,000 ransom for his release in Ogun State, Nigeria.
The deceased, police said, was kidnapped last week Wednesday, at his parents’ residence by the suspected kidnappers, who were said to have connived with Faruq Seidu, the uncle of the deceased boy.
It is gathered that Seidu contracted three kidnappers over the refusal of the boy’s father, Abdul-ammed Musa, to give him money to marry a third wife.
Seidu and the other suspects were said to have initially requested a ransom of N5,000,000 which was later reduced to N300,000 when the boy’s parents failed to afford the sum.
However, they killed the boy and threw his corpse into a river in Abeokuta, on claims that he recognised one of the suspects.
Seidu and his accomplices were arrested by men of the State police command and paraded at the crime scene where the boy was allegedly strangled and thrown into the river.
The suspects led the police to the crime scene where the body of the boy was found floating on the water.