A 40 year-old woman, Mrs Joy Emmanuel Sunday has been arrested by police in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria, for plotting the kidnap of her husband.
The woman who reportedly confessed to the crime, said she plotted the abduction because her husband, Mr Emmanuel Sampson Ebong, an indigene of Ntak Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom, starved her of sex and abandoned his children.
Mrs Joy who was paraded on Friday September 2, said;
“I arranged for my husband’s kidnapping because for a long time he abandoned me with his children. Even when my father and mother in-laws were alive he abandoned me. He never cared for his children.
“I engaged in menial jobs such as weeding in people’s farm to feed his children and pay their school fees. One of the children finished from secondary school and I approached my husband to plan how to send the son to learn trade but my husband shunned me.
“But the major reason is that my husband refused to have sex with me and does not take care of me and the children. The kidnapper that collected the ransom of N2million never gave my share and I didn’t even see the money.
“It was when the kidnappers were appropriating the N2m that the police arrested them and they mentioned me. They never gave me any part of the ransom collected from my husband. The kidnap kingpin (now at large) known as Udo moji assured me that he would collect the money from my husband for me since my husband attacked me and poured away my soup in the pot.
“So, I agreed with him and he kidnapped my husband. I ran around to gather money to pay the kidnappers. The main suspect, Udo moji ran away.”
Recounting his ordeal, Ebong said he was kidnapped on July 21, 2022 in his compound, after returning home following the treatment of an ailment. He noted that he was lucky that the Police came to his rescue.
“I came back from treatment because I was weak. Around 8.30pm, I saw about 6 people enter into my compound. They struggled with me and fired gunshots in my compound.
“They took me out of my compound in a mini bus and drove away. They kept me from that Thursday till Sunday and demanded N10m from me and later reduced it to N2m.
“They took me me to Etinan where they caged me. I thank the Nigeria Police for the rescue operations because If not God, they would have killed me. I also thank my Village Head. I don’t know the reason they kidnapped me. They collected N2m from me. The police later recovered over N500,000 from them.”