The Rivers State Police Command have arrested one Mrs. Abigail Brown, for allegedly conniving with her husband’s former driver, ThankGod to kidnap her two children and demand ransom of N6 million from her husband.
The suspect successfully abducted her two children and hid them in her sister’s place but luck ran out on her at the point of collecting the ransom. According to PUNCH Metro, Abigail initially denied the allegation but later admitted, saying it was not intentional, adding that it was frustration that made her commit the crime as she had no means of survival.
She claimed her husband had abandoned her and the two children to suffer and that the kidnap was the only means of getting some money from her husband.
“I did it because of frustration. My husband abandoned me and my children. Since he left us and went away, I have been suffering with my children, and I know that he has money. I only did it to make him bring money for me to take care of the children we had together.”
The former driver to the woman’s husband, ThankGod, also confessed taking part in the act. He said Abigail contacted him.
“She called me to help her. She told me to take the two children to her sister’s place. That is how I got involved. She used me to act as the kidnapper of the two children before we were arrested. She lured me into it.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, who confirmed the incident said the suspects were in their custody. He also stated that the children were safe. The State Police also on Tuesday paraded 146 suspected criminals in the state.
According to Muhammad, paraded the suspects were arrested in connection with armed robbery, kidnap and cult related activities in the state.