A 22-year-old boy, Ibrahim Kazeem, has been arrested for allegedly masterminding the kidnap of his six-year-old stepsister in Makera, Katsina State, Nigeria to raise money for his lover

The victim, Asiya Kazeem, was abducted while returning from an Islamic school on April 16, 2019.

During investigation, the suspect, Ibrahim Kazeem, confessed to have conspired with his girlfriend whom he identified only as Murja, to abduct Asiya, adding that she was kept under his girlfriend’s watch.

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He disclosed that he gave the gang his father’s telephone number to contact him and demand N3m ransom for the victim’s release.

Following tension from his family, Ibrahim pleaded with his gang to accept N200,000 ransom and per his intervention, the gang accepted.

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Ibrahim blamed himself for listening to his girlfriend, saying “my girlfriend came visiting and I kept her in an apartment detached from our main building.
“During her stay, I could not give her money and she suggested that we should abduct my sister so as to raise the money to give her, which I accepted, I feel ashamed.”