Hauwa Yunus, a female kidnapper and three times divorced in Jigawa state, who lives in Masaka, Nasarawa State, was arrested after being linked to the kidnapping of several prominent Nigerians.
The suspicion that earned her reputation as a notorious female kidnapper confessed her role in the kidnapping of some of her boyfriends that she attracted to relationships with her beauty.
Accord source who confirmed the arrest of the 24-year-old woman, Fulani, told the Tribune;
“The long arm of the law recently reached her ing to a police source in Abuja, she confessed to the police that she was in fact the person behind the kidnapping of her first boyfriend, who she confessed to being rich and very affectionate. She further stated that when she realized that the man had several other girlfriends, she then decided to make some money from him by kidnapping him.
Remembering how her first boyfriend was kidnapped when they left the hotel, where they spent time together, said Hauwa;
“Unknown to him [her boyfriend], I planned with other members (of my gang) how he was going to be kidnapped. After several negotiations, he was made to pay two million naira and I received two hundred thousand as my share.
“Although he didn’t know that I planned the kidnapping, when he was released, he still wanted us to continue with our relationship. “
She also confessed to organizing the kidnapping of her second boyfriend, who was kidnapped after stopping by the road to buy some things.
“He paid a million naira as a ransom and I collected fifty thousand naira as my share.”
Her third boyfriend, who was not as wealthy as the others, paid N500,000 for her release and learned that she spent more time with him than others.
Hauwa also revealed that she planned to kidnap her best friend Zainab after she overheard her talking about receiving a N600,000 credit alert.
“I thought the best thing to do was to kidnap her and get her money. Eventually, I kidnapped her.
Zainab did not survive the torture she was subjected to after being kidnapped, as she died from her injuries. After her friend’s death, Hauwa reportedly ransacked Zainab’s room, took her ATM card and withdrew all the money in the account. She also took her friend’s car, which she repainted and sold, including other personal belongings.
The female hijacker who was arrested by agents of the Special Police Squad led by Abba Kyari, is assisting the police in investigating other kidnappings in different parts of the North.