A 40-year-old house wife, Joy Emmanuel Sunday has confessed that she arranged for the kidnap of her former husband because he refused to take care of her and the children she had for him.
The woman, who has arrested by the police for conspiracy over the kidnap of her ex husband, was among 29 others paraded for various offences, including kidnapping, robbery and child theft by Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi.
It was gathered that the kidnappers demanded N10m ransom and later reduced it to N2m, which was paid before the police arrested them at the point of sharing the loots.
Joy said that she engaged in all sorts of menial jobs to fend for herself and the children since her husband abandoned her and got married to another woman.
She said that when one of her children finished secondary education ,there was no money to send him for further studies.
”I arranged for my husband’s kidnapping because for a long time, he had abandoned me with his children.
“Even when my father and mother inlaws were alive he abandoned me. He never cared for his children. I engaged in menial jobs such as weeding in people’s farm to feed his children and pay their school fees.
”One of the children finished from secondary school and I approached my husband to plan how to send the son to learn trade since the father refused to send him to university but my husband shunned me.
“The major reason i arranged for his kidnap is that my husband refused to have s3x with me and does not take care of me and the children.”
She disclosed that she never collected her share of the money before they were arrested by the police
”The kidnapper that collected the ransom of N2million never gave my share and i don’t even see the money. It was when the kidnappers were sharing the N2m that the police arrested them and they mentioned me. They never gave me any part of the ransom collected from my husband.
“The kidnap kingpin (now at large) identified as Udo Moji assured me that he would collect the money from my husband for me since my husband attacked me and poured away soup in the pot.
”So, I agreed with him and he kidnapped my husband. I ran around to gather money to pay the kidnappers. The main suspect, Udo moji ran away.”
Narrating his ordeal, ex husband of the suspect, Emmanuel Sampson Ebong, who hailed from Ntak Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam local government area, Akwa Ibom State said: ” I was kidnapped on July 21, 2022 in my compound. I came back from treatment because I was weak. Around 8.30pm, I saw about six people in my compound. They struggled with me and released two gun shots into the air, and struggled with them before they took me out of my compound in a mini bus and drove away.
”They kept me from that Thursday till Sunday and demanded N10m from me and later reduced it to N2m before the police came that day, If not God, they would have killed me.
“They took me me to Etinan where they caged me. I thank the Nigeria Police for the rescue operations. I also thank my Village Head. I don’t know the reason they kidnapped me, they collected N2m from me. The police later recovered over N500,000 from them.”
The Commissioner of police, Olatoye Durosinmi, who paraded the suspects vowed that his command would not leave any stone unturned to ensure that residents of the State sleep with their eyes open
Source: The Nation.