By ‘Yomi Ayeleso – Ado-Ekiti
A housewife simply identified as Sule has been arrested by men of the Ekiti state police command for allegedly arranging her own kidnap and demanded N50,000 ransom from her husband.
The police public relations officer of the state 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.
Abutu explained that the incident happened last Saturday when the husband received a call from his wife that she has been kidnapped along Ifaki-Oye-Ekiti road.
The PPRO added that the woman called again that the abductors were demanding a sum of N50,000 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 she kidnapped herself to get money from her relatives. She has confessed to the commission of the crime,” the police spokesman said.
Speaking, the suspect said she decided to plan her own abduction in order to get money from her hubby and relatives.
According to her, “ 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.”