Woman stages own kidnapp for N20, 000

A 37 years old woman by the name Torkwase Queen staged her own kidnap in order to extort N20,000 from her sister, Police said on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ayakpa was one of 24 suspects paraded by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for various offences.

She reportedly confessed that she conspired with one Fidelis Ikule, 36, to stage the kidnap.

Ayakpa, a hairstylist said she did it because her business was no longer doing well due to the pandemic, adding that she also wanted to test if her sister really loved her. She also said her sister has turned her down by not giving her money in the past, and could only think of extorting her.

The Police officers had traced the call made by her alleged captor to one Ikule’s house in Mashafa Village, Mpape, Abuja. Both of them were found, and arrested.

Ayakpa told newsmen she left her house on July, 20, 2020, and called her sister, saying she has been kidnapped and her captors needed the sum of 20,000 before she could be released.

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