The Kano State Police Command has nabbed a suspected female kidnapper identified as Maryam Mohammed for kidnapping her ex-boyfriend.
It was gathered that Maryam Mohammed, 23, who is simply referred to as “Hajiyya” by members of her community abducted her ex-boyfriend who refused to marry her after dating her for several years.
Maryam Mohammed, a member of a kidnap syndicate that included her uncle, was arrested at Jaba Quarters in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State while she was negotiating a ransom with the family of one of their victims last Tuesday, January 12.
The suspect on interrogation claimed she was introduced to the crime by her uncle named Hamza Dogo.
She told the police:
“I was introduced into kidnapping by my uncle called Hamza from Butsa village, Gusau local government of Zamfara State and the first person we kidnapped was my ex-boyfriend who refused to marry me despite my efforts to get him convinced during our years of courtship. After he had dumped me, my uncle asked me to bring him so that we could hold him until he pays money before we could release him. When we kidnapped him, his family paid N5m to secure his freedom and out of that amount I was given N800,000 with which I rented that house at Jaba Quarters.”
Spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the arrest.
Mr Kiyawa said Maryam Mohammed turned to the crime of kidnapping after the death of her former husband who was a notorious cattle rustler.