The Woman reportedly kidnapped her ex-boyfriend and asked for a 5million ransom When he refuses to marry her.
The Woman is a 23-year-old who lives in Ungogo Local Government Area, Kano state.
According to the police commander of Kano state, the Woman popularly known as Hajiya, was arrested on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. She was taken into custody by police operatives at Jaba quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of the state while negotiating a ransom with the family.
In a conversation with the police she said his uncle Hamza introduced the kidnapping business to her after she had parted ways with him.
‘’Hamza was from Butsa village, Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State; Our first kidnapped was my ex-boyfriend who refused to marry me notwithstanding my efforts to persuade him (to do so) during our times of dating,” Maryam said.
When he broke up with me, my uncle asked me to bring him and hold him until he paid before releasing him.
After kidnapping him, Maryam said 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.
Police officer spokesperson Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said an investigation conducted by the police revealed that Maryam’s former husband. One Sani Ismail was a notorious cattle rustler killed in Butsa village, Gusau LGA of Zamfara State, while carting away rustled cows.
He said other criminal gang members include Sani Ibrahim, 35, and Shamsuddeen Suleiman, 21– both Butsa village, Gusau LGA, and Zamfara State.
The last gang member is Ishaq Khalil, 32, of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Fagge LGA of Kano State.