Nemesis has caught up with a 37-year-old woman who allegedly arranged her kidnap in order to mop up money from her husband to travel to the United States of America.
Bukola Ogun, National Daily gathered has confessed to the crime before the Oyo state Police Command.
Two other kidnap accomplices who helped perfect the crime: Kayode Adepoju ,37, and Olalekan Annanfi ,34, have also been arrested in their hideout at Imalefalafia area of Ibadan by the police.
National Daily learnt that Ogun explained that she conceived the idea to force her husband to submit to her request to help her travel to the United States of America.
Mrs Ogun was paraded by the police with 12 others at Eleyele, Oyo state Police Command on Monday.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Odude explained that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state Police Command arrested the woman who masterminded her own kidnap along with two others.
CP Odude explained that “The incident happened about 7.45 pm on July 4, 2017 when three armed hoodlums stormed the residence of the supposed victim and ‘kidnapped’ her to an unknown destination.
“Barely four hours later, the suspects contacted victims’ husband and demanded N10m ransom as a condition for his wife’s release.
“Unknown to him that the kidnap was actually arranged by his wife, the hapless husband reported the case to the police. Following the report, operatives of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad began a man-hunt for the hoodlums.
“During intensive investigation, two male suspects were arrested, who let the cat out of the bag as operatives were stunned to discover that the victim was the architect of the phantom kidnap.
To pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, the woman lodged in a hotel at Imalefalafia area of Ibadan for three days while frantic efforts were being made to rescue her,” he reiterated.
Regretting her role and intention, Mrs Ogun said she returned home on her volition after spending three days in the hotel room.
“Anyway, I got home myself on Saturday. It’s like my husband called everybody that I was kidnapped. I walked home myself”, she stated.
The state Commissioner of Police who also paraded nine other criminal suspects listed items recovered to include four arms, 23 live ammunition , two vehicles, inverters , iron cutters , cables, and cutlass .
Abayomi Gbenga (24), leader of armed robbery gang who specialized in robbing telecommunication masts at Tede, Sepeteri, Igboho, and Ogboro in Saki area of Oyo state were arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in their hideouts.
Other armed robbery suspects are Ayilara Ahmed (24), Bamimore Nurudeen (32), Adedokun Opeyemi(19), and Bakare Farouk (19) .
The suspects who confessed to have carried out different armed robbery operations in the state were found with one locally made pistol, forty eight inverters, a Peugeot 505 saloon car with registration number ET 246 APP , a long cutlass and three iron cutters.
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