This is pure greed. A mother of three staged her own kidnap with her boyfriend, so as to extort her family of Two Million Naira.
36-year-old, Chizoba Ogbonna, have been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force in Abriba-Ohafia area of Abia State, for staging her own kidnapping.
The divorced mother of three did this with the aid of her 30-year-old boyfriend, Joseph Ezema and a mutual friend, Uche Anthony.
They were all arrested following a report from one Stanley Ogbonna that his sister, Chizoba, a graduate of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, was kidnapped.
The Nation reports that the suspects demanded N2million as ransom and N500,000 had already been paid before the IRT operatives swooped on them.
The abduction was staged to extort money from her relatives and she intended to use it to travel out of the country, with her boyfriend, a dropout whom she met on Facebook in 2018.
The lady in an interview though denied involvement in the crime, she claimed that she was hypnotized by her lover. She said;
“I am a primary school teacher, but I was formerly married and I had three children with my former husband, but I don’t love him and it was as if he held me with a charm.
“I left the marriage when I realized myself. In 2018 I met Joseph on Facebook and he told me he is a fashion designer. Later I told him that I have some jobs for him and from that point we started a relationship.
“At one point in our relationship we discussed about traveling out of the country and he told me that he had once spent around N300,000 for a travelling visa and it didn’t work out for him.
So, on the 13 march, 2019, I was on my way to visit my sister and a vehicle stopped in front of me and I saw six persons in it and a lady inside the vehicle called me and when I responded she asked me to enter the vehicle and I lost control of myself and she asked me to enter into the vehicle and I obeyed her.
“I later found myself in the home of my boyfriend in Agborji, then my boyfriend took my phone and called my sister and started demanding for ransom and when my sister spoke with me, I begged her to pay the ransom that my boyfriend was demanding.
“I then sent my account number to my sister and she paid N500,000 into the account, two days after the money was paid the police came and arrested me and my boyfriend.”