- A young lady named Hauwa Yunus, a kidnap kingpin, has been arrested by the police in Abuja
- The 24-year-old who lives in Nasarawa state reportedly uses her beauty to lure men into relationships and would later kidnap them for ransom with the help of her gang
- Hauwa is currently cooperating with the police in uncovering the kidnap gangs in the northern part of the country
A young lady named Hauwa Yunus who is linked with a series of kidnapping incidents has been arrested by the police in Abuja.
The 24-year-old reportedly confessed to the police how she used her beauty to lure men into relationships and would later kidnap them with the help of her gang for ransom, PM News reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Hauwa lives in Masaka village in Nasarawa state and has been married three times. She is a native of Jigawa state.
According to the police, the young woman is linked with several high profile kidnapping cases in the country.
Hauwa also confessed to kidnapping a friend of hers for ransom. The friend later died from the injury she sustained the kidnappers' torture while Hauwa stole all her belongings.
The young lady who is also into illicit drugs also confessed to raping some of her victims.
Arrested in Abuja by the Inspector General of Police Special Squad led by Abba Kyari, Hauwa is currently cooperating with the police in uncovering the kidnap gangs in the northern part of the country.
In a similar development, the Nigerian police have charged a suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu also known as Wadume, with a 16-count charge bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running.
Also charged alongside Wadume was Captain Tijjani Balarabe who allegedly enabled Wadume to escape when the policemen arrested him.
In one of the charges, the police accused the suspect and his gang of kidnapping one Usman Garba.
The police stated that the suspects demanded a N200m ransom and killed the victim despite receiving N106.3m ransom.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Nigerian government to end the activities of kidnappers and other criminals in the country, noting that persons behind such acts are not spirits.
Reverend Supo Ayokunle, the president of CAN made the call at a religious gathering in Kaduna on Thursday, January 9, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the current times were very challenging due to hoodlums who use kidnapping for ransom as a source for trade.
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