Woman masterminds kidnap of her 6-year-old nephew in Kano, collects N5M ransom

A 45-year-old woman, Zainab Rabiu alongside three other suspects have been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for conspiring to abduct her 6-year-old nephew in Dala Local Government Area of the state.Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, May 11, 2023, said Zainab and her accomplices demanded N20m ransom from the victim’s family and later settled at N5m.“04/04/2023, a report was received from a resident of Kofar Ruwa Quarters, Dala LGA, Kano State that his son, one Almustapha Bashir, ‘m’, 6 years old was kidnapped and a ransom of Twenty Million Naira (N20,000,000:00) was demanded which they settled at Five Million, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N5,150,000:00),” the statement read.”In a follow-up of the investigation, the victim was rescued unhurt and the following suspects were arrested, (i) Zainab Rabi’u, ‘f’, 45 years old of Gwammaja Quarters, a masterminder and an aunt to the victim that organized and arranged the Kidnapping. (ii) Abdurrashid Sa’idu, ‘m’, 27 years (iii) Hassan Abdullahi, ‘m’, 24 years old and (iv) Ahmed Saleh, ‘m’, 25 years old, all of Sheka Quarters Kano “All suspects confessed to the crime and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”