Female Leader of Notorious Kidnap Gang, Arrested

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The police have arrested Hawa Yinusa, alongside two members of her gang, over allegations of kidnapping and murder.

A Police statement issued on Sunday by acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, named the other two suspects as Nura Dahiru, also known as ‘Ula’, and Buhari Hamisu, also known as ‘Wiseman’.

Exhibis found in their possession were three AK47 rifles, 38 rounds of AK47 ammunition, one Honda Hennessey car belonging to a victim and one cutlass. The victim’s car was originally ash colour but was changed by the suspect to navy blue.

The statement read: “Arrest of vicious and notorious kidnap-for-ransom gang led by a woman, Hawa Yunusa, from Masaka, Nasarawa State who leads so many kidnapping gangs;

for several kidnappings of prominent Nigerians, including one Aisha Haruna (a business woman) referred to as Zainab by her family and friends, who was kidnapped and later killed and abandoned by this gang in the bush at Uke town, Nasarawa State.

The victim’s car, Honda Hennessey, was robbed after killing her. The suspect, Hawa Yinusa, further went to court and swore to an affidavit claiming that the victim was her sister before she died and was in the process of withdrawing from her bank account, about N1m.

The two last suspects Nura Dahiru a.k.a Ula and Buhari Hamisu a.k.a wiseman were mobilized into the criminal gang by Hawa Yinusa. The suspect and her gangs have carried out several kidnappings between Abuja, Nasarawa and Plateau States.

They have also been involved and confessed to other forms of kidnappings of innocent people, collecting their ATM cards and withdrawing their money before releasing them.

Some of their victims have come forward to the Police investigator and identified them. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation.”

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