A member of a suspected gang of kidnappers within the Kpakungu group within the Chanchaga Native Authorities Space of Niger State has confessed to the kidnapping of 1 Halima Ibrahim on Might 11, 2019, Punch Metro stories.
The suspect, Mohammed, 25, was mentioned to have kidnapped his sufferer and held her in captivity for over two weeks whereas demanding N150,000 ransom earlier than her launch.
Yakubu confessed to Northern Metropolis Information on Thursday that he kidnapped Halima with the intent of extorting cash from her would-be husband, who additionally resides in the identical space.
He mentioned, “We’re from the Katcha Native Authorities Space of the state. I knew that Aliyu Musa has proposed to Halima and I knew he would do something to safe her freedom, therefore I kidnapped her.
“I called him with her number and told him that she had been kidnapped and ordered him to drop the sum of N150,000 in a location if he wanted her released. He offered to pay N65,000.”
Yakubu said that members of his gang had been fascinated about kidnapping newly-wed ladies or these about to wed as a result of their husbands/fiancés can be ready to pay ransom.
The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident, saying a staff of policemen hooked up to the Kpakungu Police Station apprehended the suspect following a tip-off.
Abubakar mentioned the sufferer was rescued by the police personnel, including that the matter had been charged to court docket.