Woman kidnap herself to scare husband
A 37-year old woman identified as Bukola Ogun has been arrested by the Oyo state Police command for planning her own kidnap in order to scare her US based husband.
The woman revealed that she had planned the kidnap in order to make her husband relocate her and their children to the United States of America.
The Oyo state commissioner who confirmed the incidence disclosed that the suspect conspired with three other people including her cousin to plan and carry out the kidnap.
In his own words:
“The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command arrested a business woman who conspired with a three-man gang to orchestrate her own kidnap in order to fraudulently obtain money from her husband, Kayode Ogun, who lives with her in Ibadan.
“The incident happened on July 4, 2017 at around 7.45pm when three armed hoodlums stormed the residence of the supposed victim and kidnapped her. Barely four hours later, the suspects contacted the husband and demanded a N10m for her release.
“The husband, who did not know that it was all arranged by his wife, contacted the police and a manhunt was launched for the hoodlums. Two male suspects were later arrested.”
Reports gathered revealed that the husband who holds a dual citizenship had already started the process of relocating his family, including his wife to America, but the wife thought he was not fast enough with the whole process, hence, the decision to ‘encourage’ him.
She said: “I just woke up one day and thought of a way to make my husband see reason why he should use his American citizen status to take me out of the country. It all started like a child’s play. I told my supposed abductors to tell my husband that the ransom was N10m although I knew he would not be able to pay such money. He is just a salary earner. I lodged myself in a hotel and I was there for two days. I went back home on the third day and no ransom was paid.”
The cousin of the woman, identified as Adepoju who was also arrested with her said:
“She called me and said she wanted to stage her kidnap. She said she wanted to scare her husband with it so that he would see reason why it was necessary for him to take her abroad. We did not collect any money from the husband and we did not use any weapon in the operation. I was arrested a day after we kidnapped her.
The couple have been married for six years and were blessed with two children.