Nancy Chukwu, Marcus Chukwu’s housewife has been arrested by the Enugu State Police for planning & staging her own kidnap, then demanding the sum of N200, 000 from her husband as ransom.
Her partner, Chikwe Tochukwu who was also connected to the fraud has been arrested too.
According to OSUN DEFENDER, the husband Marcus had received a call from his wife, claiming that she had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. She said the kidnappers were demanding a sum of N200,000 and an account number to deposit the funds was sent to him.
Instead of paying the ransom, Marcus reported the matter to the anti-kidnap unit of the police.
The Enugu State DSP, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident, stating that investigations conducted revealed that Tochukwu of Amakwe Okeremiri Aboh Mbaise in Imo state, residing at Agbogugu was the brain behind the stage managed kidnap, which was aimed at extorting the woman’s husband.
Tochukwu confessed to the police, saying he was an okada rider that usually carries the woman home anytime she is returning from market but pointed the finger to Nancy, saying she lured him into the crime.
He further confessed that he was together with Nancy, sounded like a kidnapper who was allegedly holding her under captivity on phone, and demanded that the sum of two hundred thousand naira be paid as a ransom to the account number provided, which he also claimed belonged to his friend Chikwado.
Nancy also confessed to the crime, saying she never knew what came over her to have acted in such manner.
Amaraizu further stated that a “full scale investigations into the alleged incident has intensified.”