- 45-year-old woman, Hadijat Kabiru, has been arrested for allegedly faking her kidnap and that of her daughter
- Kabiru allegedly faked the kidnap so as to extort the sum of N15million from her husband
A 45-year-old woman, Hadijat Kabiru, has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos state police command for allegedly faking her own kidnap and that of her daughter to defraud her 55-year-old husband, Muraino Kabiru.
Punch reports that Muraino said he received a call from the suspected kidnappers on August 2, 2018, that his wife, Hadijat, and 18-year-old daughter, Hamidat, had been kidnapped on their way to a psychiatric hospital in the Oshodi area of Lagos state.
The alleged kidnappers had demanded N15m for the release of the victims before Muraino reported the matter to police and they 'rescue' Kabiru and her daughter.
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, said Hadijat confessed that she planned the kidnap to defraud her husband.
Imohimi said: “On Thursday, August 8, 2018, around 3.30pm, one Alhaji Muraino Kabiru of Governor’s Road, Ikotun, reported at the Ikotun Police Station that his wife, Hadijat Kabiru, and his daughter, Hamidat, 18, who is of unsound mind, were kidnapped on their way to a psychiatric hospital in Oshodi, Lagos.
“He said the kidnappers demanded N15m for the hostages. Based on this, I directed the Anti-Kidnapping Squad to rescue the hostages and arrest the suspects.
“Investigation revealed that the kidnappers were making their demands from the Ado-Odo Ota area of Ogun state. The operatives of the squad mobilised and the hostages were rescued.
“Ahmed Kudus, 29, and Hadijat Rufai, 39, were arrested, while the rest of the suspects fled the scene. One of the hostages, Hadijat, confessed that she planned her kidnap with the suspects to defraud her husband.”
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