The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a woman identified as Sule Nana for allegedly faking her own kidnap and demanding a ransom from her husband.
The spokesman of the command, Sunday Abutu, while parading suspects in the state, said the housewife was apprehended by men of the Rapid Respond Squad after a thorough and intensive investigation.
Abutu further stated that the incident happened in the state on Saturday.
According to the spokesperson, the RRS operatives got a distress call from Nana that she was abducted by unknown gunmen along Ifaki-Oye-Ekiti road.
He said, “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.
“She called her husband that the kidnappers were demanding for 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.”
Nana in her statement disclosed that she decided to plan her own abduction in order to get money from her husband and relatives before she got arrested.
She said, “I needed some money but I could not see any help and I decided to plan my abduction where I will collect the ransom. I called my husband to demand N50,000 ransom and in the process, I was arrested.”