It was like an unfolding plot in a horror, featuring a wife from hell, as operatives from the Ogun state police command arrested one Mrs Memunat Salaudeen, a housewife, for allegedly plotting her husband’s abduction with hoodlums.
The woman, according to the police, paid the hoodlums for her husband to be abducted for ransom.
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She allegedly confessed to hatching the plot on the ground her husband is too stingy.
Mrs Salaudeen, the police said, hired Olayinka Lawal, Asungba Nura and Usman Oluwatoyin, to help kidnap her husband, whom she agreed to lure to the point of sbduction. However, the plan was bursted when a police patrol team, led by Inspector Sunday Imohiosen, intercepted the trio along Papa-Itori Road. A little prodding revealed that they were on the verge of a heinous crime.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, adding the suspects were apprehended around 6.30pm on Tuesday. According to him, the police team accosted the men, who looked suspicious while on a motorcycle.
“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 a rope and a cutlass.
“The three of them 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 of them confessed that it was a 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 Gasline, Ifo, asked them to go and hide somewhere along that road, and that she would lure her husband to the place where they would kidnap him and tie him with the rope and then ask for ransom.
“They further informed the police that the woman told them that that was the only way she could get money from her husband whom she accused of being very stingy despite having money.
“It was the place they were going to according to their plan when they were intercepted by the police.
“The woman was subsequently brought to the scene, and on seeing the arrested suspects, she admitted to being the brains behind the whole thing.
“She told the policemen that her husband had not been giving her money and that she decided to plan his kidnap in order to get money from him at all cost.”
The suspects have been transferred to the anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.