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There was a mild drama in Akwa Ibom when a 40-year-old woman, Joy Emmanuel confessed that she plotted the abduction of her husband.
Emmanuel explained she was forced to kidnap her husband, Ebong Emmanuel, an indigene of Ntak Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom, because he starved her of sex and abandoned his children.
She lamented that she was forced to engage in all sorts of menial jobs to fend for herself and her children when her husband married another woman.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that Emmanuel was among 29 other persons paraded for various offences including kidnapping by the Akwa Ibom police command.
While she confessed her crime, Emmanuel noted that the situation forced her to arrange for the kidnap of her husband saying “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-law were alive he abandoned me. He never cared for his children.
“I engaged in menial jobs such as weeding on people’s farms to feed his children and pay their school fees. One of the children finished secondary school and I approached my husband to plan how to send the son to learn a 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 N2 Million never gave me 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.”
Narrating his ordeal, the rescued husband said he was kidnapped on July 21, 2022, in his compound.
Ebong said he just returned from treating an ailment when the kidnappers entered his compound and took him away, adding that he was fortunate that the Police came to his rescue.
He said, “I came back from treatment because I was weak. Around 8.30 pm, I saw about 6 people enter my compound. They struggled with me and fired gunshots in my compound.
“They took me out of my compound in a minibus 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 to Etinan where they caged me. I thank the Nigeria Police for the rescue operations because If not for 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.”
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