25-year-old mother kidnaps 6-year-old daughter to demand N3 million from husband in Kano

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A 25-year-old woman, Rahama Sulaiman, has been arrested by the police in Kano for allegedly kidnapping her 6-year-old daughter, Hafsat Kabiru, and demanding N3 million ransom from her husband.

The Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel disclosed this on Thursday while parading 16 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and drug dealers within Kano metropolis and some surrounding LGAs of the State.

He said the incident happened On 08/05/2023, when one Kabiru Shehu of Sharada Quarters, Kano Municipal Local Government reported that his 25 years divorced wife, Rahma Sulaiman called and informed him that his six-year-old daughter was kidnapped.

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“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.”

Speaking to newsmen after she was paraded, the suspect 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 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 will receive the ransom,” she said.

She said she regretted her actions and announced that she had reconciled with her husband.

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The husband who confirmed that they had reconciled, added that his wife had never done such before.

The command also paraded other criminals including kidnappers and drug dealers, and also recovered over 600 parcels of Indian hemp.

The CP however said all the suspects would be charged after investigation.

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