The Police in Ekiti State have arrested a woman identified as Sule Nana, for faking her own kidnap with the aim of getting a sum of N50,000 from her husband.
Spokesperson of the 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.
According to ASP Sunday, the RRS operatives on 20th November, 2021, got a distress call from Nana that she was kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Ifaki-Oye-Ekiti road.
“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,” Abutu stated.
“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.” he added.
In her defense, the woman said she decided to plan her own abduction in order to get money from her husband and relatives.
“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.” she said.