Salahatu Haruna, a 30-year-old farmer has given shocking revelations on the role he played in the kidnap of his half-brother, Yakubu, during which his seven-year-old son was shot dead.
Haruna reportedly masterminded Yakubu’s abduction to raise some money having become broke and reluctant to seek help from him.
THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent gathered that the duo reside in the same compound at Bingiyaro area of Kaduna State and had maintained a cold relationship over the years.
He was said to have engaged some gangsters led by one Ikira who is still at large, to kidnap Yakubu.
It was gathered that Yakubu’s son was trying to escape on the night the gang struck, when the kingpin shot him in the head and whisked away his father. The kid died on the spot.
Yakubu was said to have been released after paying a ransom of N1m out of which Haruna got a share of N200,000.
Our correspondent learnt that a petition was addressed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who charged Intelligence Response Team to go after the perpetrators.
The detectives recently tracked down Isa, who led the team to arrest the mastermind and one Umaru Musa.
“The main suspect, Salahatu Haruna organised the kidnapping of his half-brother during which the seven-year-old boy was killed. He confessed to the kidnap. Another suspect, Yakubu Isa, also participated actively in the kidnapping. The third suspect, Umaru Musa, collected N10,000 share, from the ransom,” THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent learnt. Speaking with the correspondent, Haruna, who is married with two wives and nine children, confessed that he planned his half-brother’s abduction, adding that he got N200,000 share of the ransom.