Lady kidnaps ex-lover for N5 million ransom for refusing to marry her

Lady kidnaps ex-lover for

The Police in Kano State have paraded a 23-year-old  Maryam Mohammed for kidnapping her ex-boyfriend over his refusal to marry her after courtship.

The suspect popularly known as Hajiya, was arrested by officers at Jaba quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of the state while negotiating a ransom with the family of one of her captives on January 12.

The 23-year-old told police operatives that she was introduced to the crime by her uncle, simply identified one Hamza, following her breakup with her ex-boyfriend.

“I was introduced to kidnapping by my uncle called Hamza from Butsa village, Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State and the first person we kidnapped was my ex-boyfriend who refused to marry me despite my efforts to convince him (to do so) during our years of courtship”.

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“After he had dumped me, my uncle asked me to bring him so that we could hold him until he paid before we would 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.”

Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, spokesman of Kano said investigation revealed that Maryam’s former husband, one Sani Ismail, was a notorious cattle rustler who was killed in Butsa village, Gusau LGA of Zamfara State while carting away rustled cows.

He said other members of the criminal gang include Sani Ibrahim, 35 and Shamsuddeen Suleiman, 21– both of Butsa village, Gusau LGA, Zamfara State.

The last member of the gang is one Ishaq Khalil, 32, of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Fagge LGA of Kano State.


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