'I Planned My Kidnap To Extort Money From My Mother To Start Business' -21Yr Old Suspect

Date: 14-06-2024 9:59 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 14-06-2024 09:59 AM (1 month ago)

Officers of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, have arrested a 21-year-old woman, Ruth Livinus, who reportedly planned her own kidnap to defraud her mother.

It was learnt that the suspect hatched the plan in connivance with her boyfriend and his brother, both provided the location and phone used to contact her mother. Parading the suspects before journalists yesterday at the Zonal Command, the zonal Spokesperson, SP Umma Ayuba, said a case of kidnapping was reported to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command Headquarters by one Jona Jumai, that sometimes in May, 2024 her sister, one Ruth Livinus, who works as a domestic staff in the Ajah Area of Lagos went missing.

Ayuba said few days later the complainants family members were contacted via a strange telephone number that Ruth had been kidnapped and in custody of the kidnappers who demanded five million naira ransom to be paid into a designated account. The spokesperson said the suspects were trailed and arrested in their hideout in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State by personnel of the Zonal Anti-Piracy Unit, led by SP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi.

During investigation, it was revealed that the purported kidnap victim, Ruth, her boyfriend, Isaac Gabriel and one Jeremiah Boniface (her cousin), prearranged the kidnap to extort monies’ from her employer and family members in other to establish and have her own business.

While speaking with our correspondent on the sideline of the parade she said she is tired of the domestic work she was doing. According to her, when she conceived the idea of quitting her domestic job and told her cousin and boyfriend about quitting her job, they asked about her plans.

She said:
“I was asked how to raise the money to start the business, after weeks of deliberation, my cousin said they will lie to my mom that I am critically sick, but my boyfriend said that wouldn’t work, instead they will call my mom that I have been kidnapped. “It was Gabriel who eventually brought the idea of the kidnap, I knew him through my cousin and we became lover.

Initially, I didn’t want to do it, but I was forced by Gabriel because of his own selfish interest. It was his sister who sent the phone number they used to call to ask for ransom to the police who later tracked and arrested Gabriel while my cousin and I were later arrested and brought to zone 2. I regret my actions.”

Posted: at 14-06-2024 09:59 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 14-06-2024 10:37 AM (1 month ago)
at least the police are right in saying 95% of kidnapping is fake and orchestrated by the same victim to extort money from people!! this criminal should be shot on sight I don't care if u be my child!!! kill her, kill him!!! kill dem!!!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 14-06-2024 10:37 AM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
- Dopybadass at 14-06-2024 02:28 PM (1 month ago)
I have noticed any domestic staff from ajah doesn't always end well, that ajah is something else, let them all be arrested and spend a long time in jail expecially, useless and senseless fellows, una know know say anything kidnapping now, Nigeria police has upgraded, them go track you
Posted: at 14-06-2024 02:28 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac