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Woman Faked Kidnap, Shared N2m Ransom From Husband With Boyfriend – Police

The police command in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, has arrested a woman, Rosemary Ubah, for allegedly faking her kidnap.

The police said Chiedozie Ubah, Rosemary’s husband, reported that his pregnant wife left home for the hospital for a scan and did not return home.

Ubah said he received a phone call demanding N2 million as ransom because his wife has been abducted.

He was asked to send the money to his wife’s account.

The husband told police that he transferred the N2 million as requested and his wife was released.

In a statement on Saturday, the FCT police command said after the woman was released, the husband brought her for interrogation.

“During interrogation, the wife freely confessed to have conspired with one man named Walter Ezeala ‘m’ living in the same street with them at Saburi to extort money from her husband,” the statement reads.

“The said Walter was arrested and he confessed that his own share was eight hundred thousand (N800,000) naira and the lady took one million two hundred thousand naira (N1,200,000).

“The sum of seven hundred and ninety three thousand five hundred naira (N793,500) cash, two (2) FCMB ATM cards and two android phones were recovered from them.”

The police said the suspects will be charged in court soon.

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