Female kidnapper rearrested in Kano after escaping from hospital she was taken to for treatment


A female kidnapper linked to the abduction of several kids in Kano who she reportedly trafficked to Anambra State, has been rearrested after escaping from custody.

Mercy Paul who was rearrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, after she escaped from a hospital she was taken to for treatment after falling ill at Kano Kurmawa Correctional Centre where she is waiting trial.

Comptroller of the Kano Correctional Centre, Ahmad Abdullahi Magaji confirmed the incident and also disclosed that the incident occurred at about 12:05pm on January 31, 2020.

Magaji said he was told that the suspect was bleeding and asked to use the toilet before escaping from the custody of the officers who took her to Murtala Muhammad hospital for treatment. He further disclosed that Mercy was rearrested at her hideout in the state on February 17.

The comptroller said;

“Immediately after realising such unfortunate incident, we organised a stop and search by condoning all the entrances of Kano in collaboration with the DSS.

”If somebody escaped from our custody, they would be investigated and if it is negligence on the part of our officers, it is outright dismissal. If it is negligence, gross misconduct, aiding and abetting, conspiracy, they will not only be dismissed but also face the wrath of the law”.