The police in Lagos have arrested a woman, Hadijat Kabir, for allegedly faking her own kidnap to defraud her husband of N15 million.
The police said Hadijat and her suspected co-conspirators committed the act at Ado-Odo, Ota local government area of Ogun State where she was supposedly being held.
Edgar Imohimi, the state commissioner of police, said while the suspects were hiding in Ado-Odo, they made several calls to Muraino Kabir asking him to pay a ransom of N15 million to secure his wife’s freedom.
Imohimi told reporters during a press briefing at the Lagos State police command headquarters, Ikeja, that Hadijat confessed during interrogation that she planned the fake kidnap with the help of the other suspects.
He said based on the report of Muraino, the Anti-Kidnapping Squad began investigating the alleged crime and soon discovered that it was planned.
Speaking to reporters, Hadijat corroborated the police chief’s story of what happened, adding that she did it because her husband did not give her money despite being rich.
Hadijat said despite being married to her husband for 27 years with four children between them, Muraino was not taking good care of her.