18-year-old girl kidnaps her 5-year-old cousin, requests N6m for ransom in Gombe

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested by the Police for kidnapping her 5-year-old cousin and requesting N6 million as ransom.

The 18-year-old girl, Hadiza Babayo of Lafiya Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa state allegedly connived with one Bala Shuaibu of the same address and abducted her cousin from school in Gombe.

18-year-old girl kidnapped her cousin, requests N6m for ransom in Gombe state


Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Gombe State on Friday said they have arrested an 18-year-old girl for allegedly kidnapping a five-year old daughter of her uncle.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Obed Mary Malum said the suspects kept the girl at a hotel in Nayi-Nawa area of Gombe metropolis and demanded N6 million as ransom from her parents.

She added that after a credible intelligence Hadiza was arrested and confessed to the crime during interrogation which led to the arrest of the other suspect by the SARS operatives.

“After we received the report the kidnapping, the SARS operatives responded swiftly, condoned the hotel and rescued the victim unhurt, “without any ransom being paid and apprehended the other suspect, Bala Shuaibu.

She added that investigation is still ongoing and the suspects will be charge to court for prosecution.

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