A Kano-based woman, Rahama Sulaiman, has been picked up by the police for allegedly kidnapping her six-year-old daughter, Hafsat Kabiru, and demanding N3 million ransom from her husband.
The police said the woman reportedly hid her daughter in a nearby relative in Madobi to keep for her and that she would travel for four days.
The Kano State Police Commissioner, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, said they received a report from the husband, Kabiru Shehu, that his daughter had been kidnapped.
“In a follow-up investigation, the victim was rescued in Madobi LGA and the wife, who was earlier divorced by the husband, confessed to having planned the kidnapping of her daughter.”
Rahama said her ex-husband did not give her money to feed the children for over 10 months, so she decided to do that to get money to take care of his children.
“I called and told him that our daughter was missing and we went to the police together and reported the matter. Inside the police station, I gave him the number of the guy who will receive the ransom,” she said.
She said she regretted her actions and announced that she had reconciled with her husband who confirmed that they had reconciled, adding that his wife had never done such before.
The CP however said all the suspects would be charged after investigation.