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Police Arrest Housewife, Others Over Attemp To Kidnap Husband


By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

A housewife, Memunat Salaudeen, and three others were on Sunday, arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command over an attempt to kidnap her husband.

The suspects were apprehended at about 6:30 pm along Papa/Itori road while men of the Federal Highway patrol team, led by Inspector Sunday Imohiosen, were on stop and search duty.

The team, accosted three young men namely: Olayinka Lawal, Asungba Nura and Usman Oluwatoyin whose look was suspicious on a motorcycle, and stopped them for search.

A statement by the command said: “While searching them, a cutlass and a new strong rope was recovered from them. The team quickly separated them and questioned them individually about their mission in that area with rope and cutlass.

“The three gave different answers to the question. This further aroused the suspicion of the policemen, who then decided to interrogate them more.

“In the course of interrogation, the three confessed that it was one woman who was later identified as Memunat Salaudeen that gave them the sum of N8,000 to buy a cutlass and a rope strong enough to tie a human being.

“They confessed further that, the woman who is a nurse in their area at Balogun Tuntun Gas line, Ifo, asked them to go and hide somewhere along the road, and that she will lure her husband to the place where they will kidnap him with the rope and then ask for ransom.

“They further informed the police that, the woman told them that, that is the only way she can get money from her husband who she accused of being very stingy despite the fact that he has money.

“It was the place they were going according to their plan before they were intercepted by the police.

“The woman was subsequently brought to the scene, and on seeing the arrested suspects, she admitted being the brain behind the whole thing.”

According to the statement, she confessed to the policemen that her husband has not been giving her money and that she decided to plan his kidnapping in order to get money from him at all costs.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to an anti-kidnapping unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.




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