Police arrest couple over alleged self-kidnapping in Niger

The command in Niger has arrested a man, Mohammed, and his wife, Sadiya, for alleged conspiracy and self-kidnapping.

The command’s Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a in Minna Friday.

He said that the couple who are residents of Chanchaga Local Government Area of the were arrested July 22, in Limawa area of Minna metropolis.

Abioddun said that Sadiya was reported to have been kidnapped July 15, Old Airport Road in Minna after closing from work.

“Her father was contacted by an unknown caller who demanded for five million Naira, finally the sum of one million Naira was given for her release,” he said.

The PPRO said that Sadiya was invited by the for questioning after she returned July 21.

“During interrogation, she confessed to have conspired with her husband, to fake her and that she was taken to Nugupi village.

“The husband also confessed to have given his mobile phone to a friend named, Abdullahi, who negotiated and collected the ransom,” he said.

Abiodun said that the suspects be arraigned in court as soon as investigation was concluded.(NAN)