A man identified as Mohammed has confessed to the kidnapping of one Halima Ibrahim on May 11, 2019.
The 25 year-old-man is a suspected gang of kidnappers in the Kpakungu community in the Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State.
A report had it that Mohammed kidnapped his victim and held her captive for more than two weeks while he demanded for #150,000 ransom for her release.
Mohammed while speaking with Northern City News stated that he kidnapped Halima who the aim of extorting money from her husband to be.
He said, “We are from the Katcha Local Government Area of the state. I knew that Aliyu Musa has proposed to Halima and I knew he would do anything to secure her freedom, hence 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.”
He further revealed that members of his gang are interested in kidnapping newly-wed women or those about to wed because their husband or fiances would be ready to pay a ransom.
Muhammad Abubakar, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.
He stated that the suspect was arrested by the policemen to attached to the Kpakungu Police Station following a tip-off.
Abubakar stated that the victim was rescued by the police and the case had been charged to court.