A mother, Mrs. Abigail Brown, has been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command for kidnapping her two children to get ransom from her husband.
According to the police, Brown and her husband’s former driver, identified simply as ThankGod, kidnapped her two children and called the husband to pay a ransom to secure their release.
Though she initially denied the allegation, Brown eventually confessed, saying she did not do it intentionally.
While speaking with reporters, she said it was frustration that made her to commit the crime, adding that she had no means of survival.
According to her, her husband had abandoned her and the two children to suffer, adding that the kidnap was the only means of making some money from her husband.
Reports has it that she abducted her two children, aged two and 10 and hid them in her sister’s place. She was said to have been waiting for the ransom when she was arrested by the police.
She said: “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.”
On the N6 million naira ransom she was said to have demanded, Brown said though she asked for ransom but it was up to that.
“I did not demand up to that amount, but I demanded money from my husband.”
Her accomplice, ThankGod, said his former boss’ wife contacted him to help her take the children to her sister’s place.
ThankGod said: “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.”
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