A 25-year-old woman, identified as Rahama Sulaiman, was arrested by police in Kano State for allegedly kidnapping her six-year-old daughter, Hafsat Kabiru.
It was gathered that Rahama who demanded a ransom of N3 million from her husband, took the daughter to a nearby relative in Madobi whom she told that she would be away for four days.
This was disclosed by the state police commissioner, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, while parading the suspect and other criminals at the Kano Police Command’s headquarters.
Gumel said the police received a report from the husband, Kabiru Shehu, that his daughter had been kidnapped.
“In a follow-up investigation, the victim was rescued in Madobi LGA and the wife, who was earlier divorced by the husband, confessed to having planned the kidnapping of her daughter,” Gumel said.
However, the suspect during the parade, said her ex-husband did not give her money to feed the children for over 10 months so she decided to ‘kidnap’ the girl to get money from him to take care of his children.
She said she regretted her actions and announced that she had reconciled with her husband.
“I called him and told him that our daughter was missing and we went to the police together and reported the matter. Inside the police station, I gave him the number of the guy that will receive the ransom,” she said.
The husband confirmed that they had reconciled, saying his wife had never done such a thing before.
The Command also paraded other criminals including kidnappers and drug dealers, who would be charged after investigations, according to the police commissioner.