By Abimbola Ogunnaike
A 25-year-old woman Rahama Sulaiman, is now cooling-off in police cell in Kano State for allegedly kidnapping her six-year-old daughter and demanding a N3 million ransom from her husband.
The woman allegedly took the daughter to a nearby relative in Madobi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state to keep for her and claimed she would be away for four days.
Speaking at the Kano Police Command’s headquarters on Friday, 12 May, 2023, State the Commissioner of Police, 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.
The suspect explained that her ex-husband had not given her money to feed the children for over 10 months, so she decided to kidnap their daughter to get money to take care of his children.
Sulaiman said, “I called him 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 that would receive the ransom.”
The woman expressed regret over her actions and announced that she had reconciled with her husband. The husband confirmed that they had reconciled, adding that his wife had never done such before.