Kidnappers on Tuesday in Katsina freed Hajiya Lubabatu, the wife of Katsina State Deputy Accountant General, Sani Lawal Barkin- Kasua.
She was kidnapped last Wednesday by gunmen who stormed her husband’s Bahrain Housing Estate in Katsina State and demanded a ransom of N100m.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, Superintendent Gambo Isah confirmed the development in a telephone chat but offered no details.
He said, “Yes, she has been released’’
Our correspondents recalled that 10 unknown gunmen had stormed the residence of the Deputy Accountant General on Wednesday, October 30th at about 9 pm and whisked his wife away.
Hajia Lubabatu Sani Lawal had just returned to the state after performing the lesser Haji with some of her Children.
In another development, the Katsina State Command of the Nigerian Police force have announced the arrest of a notorious member of an armed robbery syndicate and the recovery of one Toyota Motor Vehicle
A press release that was signed by the Police Spokesman SP Gambo Isa and made available to newsmen in Katsina said the feat is part of the effort of the command to fight crime and criminality in the state.
It said; “the arrest was made based on a tip-off. The Command succeeded in arresting one Mohammed Sani, aged 24yrs, of Dei-Dei, FCT Abuja in possession of a stolen vehicle Toyota Camry, 2008 Model, Silver in color with registration No. KWC -32 AH, Delta state at Dabai Village, Danja LGA of Katsina state’’.
“The said vehicle belongs to one Amao Livingstone, of Dove Resort, Mabushi, FCT Abuja and was snatched at gunpoint on Friday 2 November at Mabushi area, Abuja’’.
He further disclosed that the suspect was caught up when he drove the stolen vehicle to Katsina state with the aim of transiting through the Nigerian – Niger border to sell it.