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Woman fakes own kidnap, collects N2m ransom from husband



Police in manhunt for fleeing nurse over failed abortion 25th March 2024 A Nigerian police officer A Nigerian policeman By Uthman Salami A yet-to-be-identified nurse in Oke-Owa in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State is currently on the run after allegedly carrying out an abortion on one Deborah Sokoya. According to the information made available to PUNCH Metro by a police source, the said abortion failed, leading to serious bleeding and the subsequent hospitalisation of the victim. Our correspondent further gathered that Sokoya had earlier informed her partner, identified as Peter Balogun, that she would be paying a visit to her elder sister, known as Mutiat Sokoya. After reaching Mutiat’s house located in the Iperin area of Ijebu-Ode, PUNCH Metro learnt from the source that Deborah was lured by her elder sister to the location where the alleged abortion was carried out. “I Cannot Call My Forefathers Unwise Because I’m A Christian” -Says A Herbalist Who Is Also A Pastor0:00 / 1:01 This, according to the police, led to uncontrolled bleeding, and the victim was subsequently taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Meanwhile, when contacted about the incident on Saturday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said a preliminary investigation showed that the boyfriend who reported the matter had also financed a separate abortion on the same girlfriend as far back as 2023. Related News Ogun man stabbed to death during loan argument Ogun police kill five suspected kidnappers, rescue victim Ogun police rescue abducted farm manager She added that both Mutiat and the boyfriend of the victim, Balogun, had been detained for interrogation. Odutola said, “At about 6pm on March 20, 2024, one Peter Balogun approached the Igbeba Police Division over the termination of his unborn child. He said his girlfriend visited her elder sister in Oke-Owa in Ijebu-Ode, where a nurse was said to have performed an abortion on her without Deborah or his consent. “The abortion reportedly failed, and this led to serious bleeding and subsequent hospitalisation. Our officers visited the victim in the hospital, where she is responding to treatment. We have arrested the sister who took her for the abortion. “Our preliminary investigations further showed that the complainant had also financed another abortion on the same girlfriend in September 2023. He is being interrogated as well. “However, efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing nurse and others who participated in the abortion.”
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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has arrested a pregnant woman, one Mrs Rosemary Ubah, for allegedly conspiring with one Walter Ezeala to fake her own kidnap.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh disclosed this on Wednesday while parading the suspects at the Command’s headquarters.

Igweh explained that the two suspects were nabbed on March 11 after Rosemary’s husband, Chiedozie Ubah, reported to Gwagwa Police Division that his pregnant wife who left home for a scan, failed to return.
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He said Chiedozie later received a call through his wife’s phone number telling him that she has been kidnapped.

The caller demanded N2 million ransom for her release.

“He transferred the sum of two (2) million naira into his wife’s account as instructed by the kidnapper. He later brought his wife to the station after her release.

“During interrogation, the wife freely confessed to having conspired with one man named Walter Ezeala ‘m’ living in the same street with them at Saburi to extort money from her husband.

“The said Walter was arrested and he confessed that his own share was eight hundred thousand (N800,000) naira and the lady took one million two hundred thousand naira (N1,200,000).

“The sum of Seven hundred and ninety three thousand five hundred naira (N793,500) cash, two (2) FCMB ATM cards and two android phones was recovered from them. Suspects will be charged to court soon.”