A 32-year-old woman, Hassan Bala of Usuba area of Kontagora in Niger State, who was arrested for attempting to kidnap Umar Sarkin Turaku of Kawo village in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state, has described herself as, “a disgrace to womanhood.”
Preliminary investigation revealed that the mother of two, who had separated from her husband before joining the kidnapping business, was arrested by policemen attached to ‘B’ Division, Kontagora, following a tip-off.
New Telegraph further gathered that the suspect had planned to abduct the victim on February 19, 2020, but was arrested after Turaku reported the matter to the police.
Police stated that Turaku had received threatening phone calls, asking him to pay a ransom of N5million or risk being kidnapped.
Bala said: “After separating from my husband, I got a man friend who introduced me to this business, and that was how I started ruining my life because of money. I am a disgrace to womanhood. Since I left my husband, my life and situation have worsened. Life is not fair to me in all standards. It is unfortunate. I regret my action; my family, children and friends will definitely desert me, but I pray they find a place in their hearts to forgive me.”
Confirming the incident, the Niger State Police spokesman, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime, adding that, “the matter will be charged to court after investigation.