"I Don't Regret Kidnapping Because I Love Money" - Female Kidnapper Says


According to female kidnap suspect, identified as Fatima Muhammed while being interrogated, 'she has no regrets kidnapping the four-year-old son of Bukar Dalori, the Borno Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), simply because she loves money'.

The female kidnapper who disclosed this when she was paraded before newsmen shortly after her arrest in Maiduguri on Monday further said;

“I committed the crime because I am in love with money.

“I have no regrets over the crime I committed and even if it is my own child I will kidnap him for money.

“I know he is the son of the APC chairman; I took him because I want money to go and enjoy myself somewhere.

“Why should I regret anything,’’ Fatima added.


While speaking on Fatima's arrest, the Commissioner of Police in Borno, Mr Damian Chukwu said she was delivered of a baby boy when she was arrested at Albarka Hotel in Maiduguri on the 21st of September.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Fatima allegedly abducted the boy and two others from a school after which she demanded for the sum of N20 million ransom.

The Borno Commissioner of Police, who added that the woman and the child were in good condition as at the time she was arrested by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad further said;

“It is pertinent to mention that the Fatima Mohammed was pregnant at the time she kidnapped the minor and gave birth to a baby boy in a Guess Inn while keeping the victim on Sept. 2.’’

While adding that two suspects named Muhammed Musa and Muktar Ali-Shaibu, both from Bulumkutu Area in Maiduguri were arrested in Kano at the point of collecting the ransom, he explained that the suspects, who admitted to the crime, said they did it for the love of worldly things.

The police boss who added that the command was also investigating the involvement of an army major who paid the two days accommodation for the suspect to keep the child at an hotel, added that the manager of the hotel was also arrested.

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