Woman nabbed for faking own kidnap to extort lover

The police in Adamawa State said they arrested a pregnant woman, Jamila Ardo, who faked her own kidnap to extort her lover.

Ardo, hails from Wauru Jabbe in the Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

She was alleged to have collected the sum of N2m as ransom from her supposed lover, one Mallam Adamu Ahmed.

The police said they found out that the 25-year-old woman connived with one Abdulaziz to carry out the fake kidnap plot.

She reportedly used the proceeds to buy a house.

The suspect had met her victim, Ahmed, on Facebook, but failed to disclose she was a married woman.

Ahmed and Ardo carried on with their blind date without meeting physically.

During negotiation for her release, Adamu was said to have heard Ardo crying, as she pleaded with him on the phone to pay the ransom.

Adamu then deposited the money in a bank account with the name, Amina Mohammed.

“After sending the money, Adamu was informed by his lover that the kidnappers had released her.

“Adamu, however, became suspicious and filed a complaint at the State Investigation Bureau on November 16, 2021,” the charge stated.

Detectives subsequently apprehended the owner of the bank account used to collect the ransom, Mohammed.

The account holder confessed about the plot to the police.

Before the bubble burst, Ardo’s husband had reportedly queried her source of income, as she claimed that her relatives sent the money.

She was subsequently arrested and arraigned before Chief Magistrate Court I, Yola, on criminal conspiracy and kidnapping, contrary to sections 60 and 248 of the Penal Code Law.

She pleaded not guilty.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Abubakar Nurudeen, prayed the Magistrate, Abdullahi Digil, to adjourn the case to enable the prosecution to forward the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Counsel for the defendant, C. Crowealth, who appeared alongside T. K. David, pleaded with the court to allow his client have access to a medical facility considering her condition.

Crowealth further asked the court to order the prosecution to avail them with all necessary documents to enable them to prepare for their defence.

Ruling, Digil granted the application and adjourned the matter till March 10, 2022, while ordering the remand of the defendant.



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