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Lady Arrested For Faking Kidnap



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A lady, identified as Ruth Livinus, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command, Zone 2, for faking her own kidnap, News About Nigeria reports. 

The Zonal Public Relations Officer, SP Ayuba Umma, disclosed this while parading the lovers alongside 21 other suspects arrested for various crimes at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State.

He noted that the 27-year-old lady was arrested alongside her live-in-lover, Isaac Gabriel, whom she alleged sold the idea to her.

According to Ruth, she did it to extort money from her widowed mother to establish a hairdressing salon.

“I wanted to use the money to open a hairdressing shop for myself. My boyfriend, Gabriel, sold the idea to me. We were caught because my stepsister tracked the number used to contact my mother, and that led the Police to us. I have only succeeded in collecting N60,000 as ransom before we were arrested,” she stated.

The police revealed that the widowed mother had managed to pay N60,000 before the suspects were trailed to their hideout.

“A case of kidnapping was reported to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command Headquarters, by one Jona Jumai, that sometime in May 2024, her sister, Ruth Livinus, who works as a domestic staff in the Ajah area of Lagos, went missing.

“Few days later, the family members were contacted via a strange telephone number that Ruth Livinus had been kidnapped and was in the custody of the kidnappers, who demanded a five million naira ransom to be paid into a designated account.

“A picture of her in a bush path, with hands and legs tied, as gathered, was sent to her mother to create fear and force her to meet the kidnappers’ demand. Her mother was said to have managed to pay N60,000 only, before they were trailed to their hideout in Ikorodu area of Lagos,” the statement reads in part.