A Nigerian woman has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping her ex-boyfriend on allegation that he dumped her after many years of courtship.

The suspect was arrested by the Kano state police command at Jaba quarters, Ungogo local government area of Kano state while negotiating a ransom with the family of one of their captives last Tuesday, January 12.

Confessing to the crime, Maryam Mohammed said she was introduced into kidnapping by her uncle, Hamza Dogo after she had parted ways with her ex-lover.

She said; “I was introduced into kidnapping by my uncle called Hamza from Butsa village, Gusau local government of Zamfara state and the first person we kidnapped was my ex-boyfriend who refused to marry me despite my efforts to get him convinced during our years of courtship.

“After he dumped me, my uncle asked me to bring him so that we could hold him until he pays money before we could release him.

“When we kidnapped him, his family paid some money to secure his freedom and i used part of the money to rent a house.”

Parading the suspects before newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command,  Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said Investigation conducted by the police revealed that Maryam’s former husband,  Sani Ismail was a notorious Cattle Rustler who was killed long ago while on a mission to steal cattle.

She’s yet to appear in court.


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