One Mrs Yemi Samuel has confessed that she arranged her own kidnap in order to raise money from family members to assist her husband raise money to start a business.
The suspect claimed that her husband is a pensioner in Kogi state and has not received his pensions for many years now, making life difficult for them.
She added that family members who are financially bouyant have also refused to help them, hence the reason for her arranged kidnapped.
In an interview with newsmen, she said:
“I know I am guilty but I saw it as the only way to get money since I couldn’t secure job as a graduate of mathematics from UNIAB.”
The Kwara State commissioner of police, CP Kayode Egbetokun, said the suspect was arrested at Kulende, Sango, Ilorin, after she demanded for N5,000,000.
“She reduced the money to N1,000,000. Effort was intensified and N500,000 was arranged by her husband, as well as family and well wishers.
She directed them to take the money to Iluke town but she was arrested before the transaction could be effected. She would be arraigned in court soon,” the CP said.