Police arrests a housewife for arranging her own kidnap, she claims she did it to help raise money for her husband.
Police arrests a housewife identified as Mrs Yemi Samuel who has confessed that she arranged her own kidnap in order to raise money from family members to assist her husband raise money to start a business.
The woman who was paraded by the Kwara state police command said her husband is a pensioner with the Kogi state government and has not received his pensions for many years now, making life difficult for them.
She further explained that family members who are financially bouyant also refused to help them, hence she had to come up with plans to arrange her own kidnap.
In an interview with newsmen, she said: “I know I am guilty but I saw it as the only way to get money since I couldn’t secure job as a graduate of mathematics from UNIAB.”
The Kwara State commissioner of police, CP Kayode Egbetokun, said the suspect was arrested at Kulende, Sango, Ilorin, after she demanded for N5,000,000.
“She reduced the money to N1,000,000. Effort was intensified and N500,000 was arranged by her husband, as well as family and well wishers.
She directed them to take the money to Iluke town but she was arrested before the transaction could be effected. She would be arraigned in court soon,” the CP said.
Other suspects paraded were Kazeem Issa, Soliu Popoola, Abdulwaheed Ambali, Samuel Elaibi and Wahab A. olaiya for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance of public peace, rioting with deadly weapons, intimidation, causing hurt and mischief by fire. He said the suspects went on rampage and notoriously attacked KWATMA officials in their office and as well as the Secretariat of the Okada riders association with dangerous weapons and damaged properties worth millions of naira.