A 32-year-old mother of two identified as Hassan Bala of Usuba has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for attempting to kidnap Umar Sarkin Turaku of Kawo village in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Hassan was arrested after a tip-off and reportedly joined the kidnapping business following a seperation from her husband.
According to report, the 32-year-old planned to abduct Turaku on February 19, 2020 but her prospective victim reported the incident to the police before the plan was perfected.
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.
The mother of two has confessed to the crime and stated the following;
“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.”
Reacting to the development, the Niger State Police spokesman, Muhammad Abubakar informed journalists that the suspect who has already confessed to the crime will be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.