The police have arraigned a housewife in Ilorin, Mrs. Odunayo Olaniyi, for faking her own kidnap and that of her 10-year-old son, seeking a ransom of five hundred thousand naira from her husband.
According to the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Nasir Yusuf, the complainant, who is also the defendant’s husband, Segun Olaniyi, who works at the Kwara Road Traffic Management Authority, Ilorin, reported the case at the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Police Headquarters, Ilorin.
Yusuf said Segun told Police that he received a message from his wife, Odunayo, that she had been kidnapped.
The Prosecutor alleged that Odunayo also told her husband that their 10-year-old son had also been kidnapped and that the abductors were demanding for five hundred thousand naira.
Yusuf said that during discreet investigation, the Police discovered that Odunayo, one Folorunso and their accomplice, Adesina had stage-managed the kidnap.
Consequently, the Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ilorin ordered that she be remanded in a correctional centre.
The Police arraigned Odunayo Olaniyi, Abdulrauf Folorunso, and Afolabi Adesina on three counts of self-kidnap, false representation and asking for ransom.
The Chief Magistrate, Ibrahim Dasuki, who gave the order, also remanded Folorunso and Adesina, adjourning the case until October 10 for hearing.