Mother kidnaps own daughter, demands N3m ransom from her ex-husband

A 25-year-old mother has been arrested for the alleged kidnap of her six-year-old daughter in Madobi Local Government area of Kano State.

The State Police command said the suspect Rahma Sulaiman, demanded ransom from her ex-husband under false claims that unknown men abducted her.

Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel made this known on Thursday while parading 16 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and drug dealers within Kano metropolis and some surrounding LGAs of the State.

The incident happened on 8th of May, 2023.

Gumel said one Kabiru Shehu of Sharada Quarters, Kano Municipal LGA reported that his divorced wife called and informed him that their child was kidnapped.

She told him that unknown persons called her through her mobile phone and demanded the sum of Three Million Naira (N3,000,000) as ransom.

The commissioner explained that after receiving the report, the police swung into action to and were able to rescue the victim in Madobi LGA and consequently arrest the divorced wife.

He said that during interrogation, Rahma confessed that she planned the abduction, took her daughter to a hideout, and demanded the ransom.

Gumel said when investigation has been concluded, the suspect will be charged to court.

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