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Police Arrest Housewife, Others For Plotting Husband’s Kidnap

Police Arrest Housewife, Others For Plotting Husband’s Kidnap

How Police Arrest Housewife, Others For Plotting Husband’s Kidnap

Men of Nigerian Police Force Ogun state command, on Monday arrested a housewife, Memunat Salaudeen, for allegedly conniving with three others to kidnap her husband for ransom.

Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abeokuta that the suspects were arrested during a stop-and-search operation by a federal highway patrol team, led by Sunday Imohiosen on Papa/Itori Road.

Police Arrest Housewife

The trio of Olayinka Lawal, Asungba Nura and Usman Oluwatoyin were accosted by the patrol team while on a motorcycle, and a cutlass and rope recovered from them.

During separate questioning, the suspects were said to have given different answers.

“In the course of interrogation, the three of them confessed that it was one woman, who was later identified as Memunat that gave them N8,000 to buy a cutlass and a rope strong enough to tie a human being.

“They confessed that the woman who is a nurse at Ifo, also in Ogun State, asked them to hide somewhere on the road.

“The woman promised to lure her husband to the hideout where they would kidnap him and tie him with the rope and then ask for ransom.

“They further told the police that the woman said that the only way she could get money from her husband, whom she accused of being very stingy in spite of the fact that he has money was to kidnap him.

“The suspects were on their way to kidnap the man before they were arrested,” Mr Oyeyemi said.

He said the woman was subsequently brought to the scene and on seeing the suspects, she admitted being the brain behind the scheme.

The police spokesperson said the woman told the police that her husband had not been catering for her needs and that was why she decided to kidnap him for ransom.

(NAN)

Police Arrest Housewife

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