Hawa Yinusa has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force after leading a vicious gang specialized in kidnapping and robbery in Nasarawa-Abuja-Plateau axis.
Two other suspects, Nura Dahiru and Buhari Hamisu were apprehended alongside, Hawa and one other gang member was killed during the cross fire with the Inspector general of Police strike force team.
The police said that three Ak47 Rifles, 38 bullets and a Honda Henessy car belonging to one of their latest victims, a rich business woman identified as Aisha Haruna.
Hawa, from Masaka in Nasarawa state was arrested when she went to Aisha Haruna’s bank, owner of the Honda car, to withdraw Aisha’s money.
Hawa Yinusa, right, and her gang members.
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The police in a statement, said Aisha was killed by the gang and her body abandoned in the bush at Uke town in Nasarawa. The bales of clothes in the car were stolen as well.
The statement read in full:
“Arrest of vicious and notorious kidnap for ransom gang led by a woman, Hawa Yunusa from Masaka, Nasarawa state who has no means of livelihood but 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 including her stock of clothing inside the car. The suspect, Hawa Yinusa further went to court and sworn to an affidavit claiming that the victim was her sister before she died and was in the process of withdrawing from the Bank about One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) belonging to the victim before she was arrested. “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. One (1) of the suspects died during a shootout with the IGP Strike Force and the three (3) AK47, Thirty Eight (38) Rounds of AK47 Ammunition, and One (1) Big Cutlass used in killing some of their victims to death were recovered from their possession. “The suspect, Hawa Yinusa 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,” the police said.