Kano State Police Command has arrested a man, Ado Aminu and his wife, Samira Abdullahi, for faking their own kidnap to demand a ransom of N4 million from their relatives in Sheka Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who disclosed this over the weekend, said that an accomplice, Anas Isah, was also arrested in connection with the planned kidnapping.
Haruna said the husband, Ado conspired with his wife, Samira and used Anas to carry out the planned kidnap to demand N4 million randsom from their relatives.
“In September, one Samira Abdullahi, 31, of Sheka Quarters, Kumbotso council, Kano State, reported that her husband one Ado Aminu, 52, of the same address, was kidnapped and a ransom of N4,000,000 demanded.
“The command’s Commissioner, Habu A. Sani, immediately raised and directed a team of Operation Puff-Adder to arrest the culprits in 24 hours.
“The suspect, one Anas Isah Musa, 32, of Sheka Gidan Leda Quarters, Kumbotso council, was arrested on the same date.
“During investigation, the suspect confessed that the kidnapped victim conspired with his wife Samira Abdullahi, planned the kidnapping and used him (Anas Isah) to demand ransom from his relatives.
“Suspects were arrested and charged to court for prosecution,” DSP Haruna said.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a couple was arrested after buying two kids forthe sum of N140,000 in Jos, and attempting to move them to Anambra State.