A housewife, Sule Nana, has been arrested for faking her own kidnap with the aim of getting money from her husband.
Ekiti State Police Command in Nigeria who arrested the woman said she demanded a sum of N50,000 as ransom.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu, who paraded her alongside other suspects on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said the suspect was arrested by men of the Rapid Respond Squad after thorough and intensive investigation.
According to the PPRO, the RRS operatives on 20th November, 2021, got a distress call from her that she was kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Ifaki-Oye-Ekiti road.
“On 20/11/2021 at about 1030hrs, a distress call was received from one *Sule Nana* ‘f’ that she was kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Ifaki/Oye-Ekiti road alongside other passengers,” ASP Abutu stated.
“She called her husband that the kidnappers were demanding a sum of fifty thousand naira (#50,000:00) ransom before she could be released. The RRS Operatives, upon the receipt of the complaint, swung into action by combing the bush along Ifaki/Oye-Ekiti before it was later discovered that Sule Nana kidnapped herself to get money from her relatives. She has confessed to the commission of the crime,” he added.
Speaking, the suspect said she decided to plan her own abduction in order to get money from her husband and relatives.
“I needed some money but I could not see any helper and I decided to plan my abduction where I will collect ransom. I called my husband to demand N50,000 ransom and in the process, I was arrested.” she said.