Maplewood Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Kidnapping Teen

Detectives worked in cooperation with NYPD to solve case.


A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with kidnapping and assaulting a 17-year-old Maplewood girl, according to Maplewood Police.

The man, Abu Mamun of of 484 E. 4th St., allegedly removed the girl by force from her Maplewood home on Nov. 6 and brought her to the Brooklyn residence they formerly shared. 

The girl's father told Maplewood police officers he had received a phone call from his daughter around midnight reporting she had been assaulted and was being taken against her will to New York City in a taxi.

Maplewood Police Dets. Lt. Michael Marucci and Ray Rosania gave New York City Police information including the Brooklyn address the girl had shared with Mamun. The teenager and Mamun had previously been married in an Indian religious ceremony that is not legally recognized in New Jersey.    

NYPD officers located the girl at her former home that same day. They arrested Mamun and his brother, Ismael Mamun and charged them both with assault of the teenager and aggravated assault of a third person who was also at the residence.

The girl was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries. 

Marucci and Rosania charged Abu Mamun with kidnapping, assault and aggravated assault. They also charged the taxi driver, 26-year-old Nazmul Hossain of Brooklyn, with kidnapping.  

When asked why the police department waited nearly a month to release information on the case, Maplewood Police Capt. John Perna said, "There was a lot of behind the scenes work (since the arrests). We had to look at the involvement of the cab driver and the brother."

Perna said the girl is currently back home with her family.

Mamun and Hossain are currently both in custody in New York and are awaiting extradition to New Jersey on the charges.

Lydia Shay December 04, 2012 at 01:13 AM
This story is very confusing because it doesn't contain enough information about the relationship between the 22 year old and the 17 year old. Previously married in an Indian ceremony? Was she kidnapped then? Where were her parents? This is the most confusing story out there. If you wait to release information at least complete the entire story and filling in the gaps otherwise it's just a script for a Lifetime movie.
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Lydia, this is all of the information the police are releasing, because the girl is a minor and they want to protect her identity. They were married in a religious ceremony but were not legally married. She was allegedly kidnapped sometime after the marriage (as you can see by the sentence about the Brooklyn home they formerly occupied). The police would not tell me anything further about the father or other family members, other than what I reported. I have reached out to the two detectives and will update the article if there is any further information.
Shaira Leah Gomez December 07, 2012 at 01:56 AM
This man should pay for what he did because as a mother it's hard to live in fear. Knowing that this type of person can freely walk in the streets. What if he does it again to other women. It's hard to take risk and better consider "what if's". That's why it's better to take extra precautions to feel our security. Grab this panic button app I got from the internet this may help a lot because it does to me. I hope this will help with you also. This application can trace you wherever you may be if ever you are in trouble at the same time they can respond easily whenever you ask for help in a single press of a button.


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