A 32-year-old woman, Hassan Bala, of Usuba area of Kontagora in Niger State has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command following a failed attempt to kidnap one Umar Sarkin Turaku of Kawo village in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
Findings have it that the mother of two, who had separated from her husband before joining kidnapping business, was apprehended by the police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division Kontagora folliwing a tip-off.
Investigations have it that the victim (Turaku) had received threats from the suspect through phone compelling him to pay a ransom of N5million or risk being kidnapped.
Responding to questions, she told reporters that 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.”