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Mother of two arrested for kidnapping

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old mother of two identified as Hassan Bala of Usuba for the attempted kidnap of one Umar Sarkin Turaku of Kawo village in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.

 

Hassan who was arrested after a tip-off joined the kidnapping business following a separation from her husband. She reportedly planned to abduct Turaku on February 19, 2020, but her prospective victim reported the incident to the police before the plan was perfected.

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Turaku reportedly filed a complaint with the police after receiving threatening phone calls, asking him to pay a ransom of N5million or risk being kidnapped.

 

Confessing to the crime, the mother of two said;

 

“After separating from my husband, I got a man friend who introduced me to this business, and that was how I started ruining my life because of money. I am a disgrace to womanhood. Since I left my husband, my life and situation have worsened. Life is not fair to me in all standards. It is unfortunate. I regret my action; my family, children and friends will definitely desert me, but I pray they find a place in their hearts to forgive me.”

 

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Niger State Police spokesman, Muhammad Abubakar told newsmen that the suspect who has already confessed to the crime will be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

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