A housewife in Lagos has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for allegedly planning her own kidnap in order to collect a ransom of N15 million from her husband.
The 45 year old woman identified as Hadijat Kabir, also allegedly faked the kidnap of their 18- year- old daughter in order to perfect her plot of duping her husband just to go and enjoy the money with her boyfriend.
According to the State Police Commissioner who disclosed the case during a press briefing, on the 2nd day of August 2020, at about 15. 30hours, one Alhaji Kabir Muraino, a 55- year- old man who resides at Governor’s Road, Ikotun, reported at Ikotun Police Station that his wife, Hadijat, and daughter Hamidat Kemi, who is of unsound mind were kidnapped on the same date on their way to Psychiatric Hospital, Oshodi, Lagos.
He added that the woman with her boyfriend was demanding the sum of N15 million from the husband before they would be released. Based on this, the commissioner directed the Anti- Kidnapping Squad to ensure the speedy rescue of the hostages and arrest of the suspects, ” CP Imohimi said.
SP Bulus R. Musa, the officer-in-charge of anti-kidnapping, Lagos command swung into action with his team and in the course of the investigation, it was revealed that the kidnappers were making their demands from a community in Ogun State, called Ado– Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Investigations also showed that it was a plan between the arrested woman and her boyfriend to collect that amount of money from her husband.
According to investigations, the two lovers who planned to ran away to live together so decided to look for a means they will use in collecting money from the man who was very rich.
The desperate wife had no option but to plan her kidnap.
They were arrested in their hideout and were paraded by the police anti-robbery squad.