A housewife in Kwara State, Mrs. Odunayo Olaniyi, has faked her own kidnap and that of her ten-year-old son and demanded N500, 000 from her husband.
The Kwara state police command which foiled the action has arraigned Mrs. Olaniyi, before a Chief Magistrate Court in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Nasir Yusuf, told the court that on September 19th, the suspect’s husband, Segun Olaniyi, who works at the Kwara Road Traffic Management Authority, Ilorin, reported the case at the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Police Headquarters, Ilorin.
Yusuf said Segun told Police that he received a message from his wife, Odunayo, that she had been kidnapped.
He alleged that Odunayo also told him that their 10-year-old son had also been kidnapped and that the abductors were demanding for N500,000. The police prosecutor said that during discreet investigation, the Police discovered that Odunayo and two others, Abdulrauf Folorunso, and Afolabi Adesina, had stage-managed the kidnap.
He told the court that the offence, contravened the provisions of sections 9, 14, and 12 of the Kwara State Prohibition of Kidnapping Law 2010.
Odunayo and her alleged accomplice, pleaded not guilty. The court ordered that the trio be remanded in a correctional centre.