A 20-year-old man in Bauchi State has been arrested after he kidnapped his stepmother so as to extort money from his father.
It was gathered that Haruna allegedly connived with his friend, Bello Ibrahim, who is 21-years-old, to abduct the victim on June 18, and called his father to provide the ransom or he would not see his wife alive.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement, said that police detectives attached to Ningi Division arrested Haruna of Batu village in Ningi Local Government Area of of the state after the matter was reported by his father.
“The suspect conspired with his friend, Bello Ibrahim, male and 21 years, of the same address, kidnapped his stepmother and demanded N100,000 ransom from his father to secure her release."
"The suspects are in police custody while their victim was rescued in good condition. The woman has since been reunited with her family and the will be charged to court after investigations are concluded," Mohammed said.