The Kano State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old woman, Raham Sulaiman, for allegedly “kidnapping” her 6-year-old daughter, Hafsat Kabiru and demanding N3m ransom from her ex-husband.
The State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, disclosed this when he paraded the woman alongside other suspects arrested for various crimes, at the police headquarters in Bompai on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
The woman allegedly took her daughter to a nearby relative in Madobi to keep for her, claiming she would travel for several days.
According to the CP, the command received a report from the husband, Kabiru Shehu, that his daughter had been kidnapped.
“On 08/05/2023, a report was received from one Kabiru Shehu of Sharada Quarters, Kano Municipal LGA that his divorced wife, one Rahma Sulaiman , ‘f’ , 25 years old informed him that his daughter named Hafsat Kabiru, ‘f’, 6 years old was missing, and that unknown persons called her through her mobile phone demanding the sum of Three Million Naira (N3,000,000:00k) as ransom,” the police boss stated.
“In a follow-up investigation, the victim was rescued in Madobi LGA. The divorced wife was arrested and confessed to have planned, took her daughter to a hideout and demanded the ransom. Investigation is in progress.”