Chinwendu Udensi, an undergraduate of Imo State University, IMSU, has been apprehended by the police for plotting her own kidnap and demanding N6 million from her ‘rich stingy father’.
Chinwendu was arrested and paraded by the Rivers State Police Command longside her accomplices.
Confirming the story, the police commissioner said, Miss Udensi plotted her kidnap, demanded N6 million ransom from her parents, but was exposed when she sent one of her accomplices to pick the ransom on Obiri Ikerre flyover at Obio/Akpor.
“On November 6 about 4pm, Chinwendu Udensi, a female student of Imo State University, was kidnapped by gunmen in Imo State.
“The kidnappers called and demanded N6 million ransom. Men of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Unit led by Ben Igweh set bait for them and as they went to pick the money on Obiri Ikwerre flyover in company of the victim, they were arrested.
“It was later discovered that the victim connived with them and arranged her kidnap to extort money from her parents. ”
The IMSU undergraduate also confessed to the crime while speaking with newsmen.
“I did it to get money from my wealthy but stingy father. Nothing much happened. I wanted to collect money from my family, so I faked my kidnap. I did it to continue my schooling.
“I’m not happy about my present condition because I never thought it will be like this.
“I sincerely apologise to my family for the trauma I might have caused them in a bid to extort money from them for my project and other requirements.”
Similarly in April, Rivers State Police Command arrested a woman, Mrs. Abigail Brown, for kidnapping her two children to get ransom from her husband.
Brown and her husband’s former driver, identified simply as ThankGod, were said to have kidnapped Abigail’s two children and called the husband to pay a ransom to secure their release.
Mrs. Brown initially denied the allegation but later said the act was not intentional. She claimed that her husband had abandoned her and the two children to suffer, and to get money from him, she arranged the kidnap.