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Man arranges wife’s abduction after discovering N50m in her account

This discovery led the husband to orchestrate the abduction with the aim of extorting N40 million...

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Man arranges wife’s abduction after discovering N50m in her account

Story from Usman UMAR

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, has revealed how a man in Lugbe arranged the abduction of his spouse when he discovered N50 million in her bank account.

This discovery led the husband to orchestrate the abduction with the aim of extorting N40 million in ransom.

Igweh mentioned that the husband enlisted the help of individuals to carry out the kidnapping.

He said both the husband and the accomplices are in custody due to the criminal nature of their actions.

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During an interview, Igweh addressed the complex nature of kidnapping cases, highlighting that some individuals might plan their own abductions.

Narrating the Lugbe incident, he explained how the husband noticed the substantial amount in his wife’s account and enlisted individuals to abduct her, demanding N40 million for her release.

Igweh emphasized that despite being a married couple, legal action had to be taken as it was a criminal offense, resulting in their imprisonment.

Igweh stated, “We receive numerous cases of similar nature, where the lines between victim and perpetrator may be blurred.”

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