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A mother of two has shocked people after she allegedly kidnapped her own son and demanded a ransom of N5 million from her husband. She has now been arrested by the Department of State Security Service agents in Yobe state.
According to DailyTrust, the woman identified as Baraka, connived with one Rukayya and another accomplice who called the husband, pretending to be the kidnapper, and demanded the N5 million ransom.
However, the woman's husband who was in a state of confusion negotiated paying N2 million to the abductors later reported the incident to the police.
Police Public Relations Officer, Asp Bitrus Noam, confirmed the incident, saying the case was with the Department of State Security Service.
“He alerted the SSS after repeated calls and text massages discussing the said ransom.
“Investigation by the SSS operatives led to the arrest of the mother who confessed to have stage-managed her son’s kidnap,” he said, revealing that the accused wife had earlier asked the husband to buy her a new car which he declined.
He said that the husband, Yusuf, who was shocked by the wife’s attitude, divorced her immediately. The 10-year-old son was returned home safely after the kidnap plan failed.