The Ekiti State Police Command has detained a housewife named Sule Nana for reportedly faking her own kidnapping and seeking a ransom from her husband.
ASP After a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation, she was apprehended by personnel from the Rapid Respond Squad, according to Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesperson, who paraded her among other suspects.
The event occurred on Saturday, according to the PPRO.
Nana had called RRS to report that she had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Ifaki-Oye-Ekiti road, he claimed.
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.”
According to the suspect, 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 ransom. I called my husband to demand N50,000 ransom and in the process, I was arrested.”