Sule Nana, a lady from Ekiti State, has been arrested for impersonating her own kidnapping in order to extort N50,000 from her husband.
The suspect was apprehended by personnel of the Rapid Respond Squad following a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation, according to the command’s spokesperson, ASP Sunday Abutu, who displayed her among other suspects on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
According to ASP Sunday, RRS operatives received a distress call from Nana on November 20, 2021, stating that she had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the 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.
The woman claimed in her defense that she planned her own kidnapping in order to extort money from her husband and family.
“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.