A woman, Torkwase Queen Ayakpa, 37, who set up her own kidnap in order to extort N20,000 from her sister, has been arrested in Abuja.
She reportedly confessed that she conspired with one Fidelis Ikule, 36, to stage the kidnap. The hairstylist said she did it because her business was no longer doing well due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that she also wanted to test if her sister really loved her.
The suspect added that her sister had turned down her request for money. Ayakpa and her accomplice were arrested after the police tracked the calls they were making for the ransom.
The lady said she left home on July 20, 2020, and called her sister, telling her she had been kidnapped and her abductors demanded N20,000 to free her.