A woman, Hassan Bala, has been arrested in Niger State following a failed attempt to kidnap one Umar Sarkin Turaku in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
New Telegraph reports that the victim (Turaku) had received threatening phone calls from the suspect, compelling him to pay a ransom of N5million or risk being kidnapped, a situation that prompted Turaku to lodge a report to the police.
Bala, a mother of two, who seperated from her husband before joining kidnapping business, had planned to abduct her victim on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 but was arrested.
Speaking with newsmen after her arrest, Bala said it was her new lover who introduced her into kidnapping, adding that her people are not aware she is into the business.
According to her: “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 has changed for the worse; everything I do is littered with trouble. 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 small place in their hearts to forgive me.”