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A Chief Magistrate Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has ordered the remand of one Jamila Ardo for allegedly defrauding her online lover by staging her abduction.

The suspect is said to have met with her victim on Facebook and had made him believe she loved him.

Having won the online lover’s trust, Ardo reportedly connived with one Abdulaziz to fake her kidnap to defraud get the ransom and eventually succeeded in her plot, Naija News understands.

Unknown to the online lover she is married and even currently carrying a baby in her womb.

Reports made available to newsmen on the case revealed that the suspect who resides in Wauru Jabbe in the Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State collected the sum of N2m from Mallam Adamu Ahmed of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was alleged further that the 25-year-old woman have used the proceeds to buy a house.

Details of Ardo’s fraud case as contained in the charge sheet indicated how Abdulaziz, while conniving with Ardo, put a call through to her lover, informing him that she had been kidnapped and demanding a ransom.

Feeling sorry after hearing Ardo crying on the phone call with her fake abductors, Adamu reportedly responded and deposited the requested money in a bank account with the name, Amina Mohammed.

After sending the money, Adamu was informed by his lover that the kidnappers had released her.

“Adamu, however, became suspicious and filed a complaint at the State Investigation Bureau on November 16, 2021,” the charge stated.

Detectives subsequently apprehended the owner of the bank account used to collect the ransom, Mohammed.

Naija News learnt that the suspect confessed that her friend, Ardo, requested the account number to receive payment from a friend.

Meanwhile, Ardo’s husband had reportedly questioned her source of income after seeing her build a house.

She, however, lied to him that her relatives gave her the money.

She was subsequently arrested and arraigned before Chief Magistrate Court I, Yola, on criminal conspiracy and kidnapping, contrary to sections 60 and 248 of the Penal Code Law.

She pleaded not guilty.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Abubakar Nurudeen, prayed the Magistrate, Abdullahi Digil, to adjourn the case to enable the prosecution to forward the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Counsel for the defendant, C. Crowealth, who appeared alongside T. K. David, pleaded with the court to allow his client to have access to a medical facility considering her condition, PUNCH Metro gathered.

Crowealth further asked the court to order the ruling to avail them with all necessary documents to enable them to prepare for their defence.

Ruling, Digil granted the application and adjourned the matter till March 10, 2022, while ordering the remand of the defendant.