- Jamila Ardo has been remanded for allegedly kidnapping herself and collecting a ransom from her lover
- The 25-year-old woman allegedly connived with one Abdulaziz to fake her own kidnap to defraud her lover
- The suspect and Ahmed reportedly fell in love after meeting on Facebook, unknown to the man that he was dealing with a married woman
A pregnant housewife from Adamawa state, Jamila Ardo, has been remanded for allegedly kidnapping herself and collecting a ransom from her lover.
Ardo, who hails from Wauru Jabbe in the Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, allegedly abducted herself and collected the sum of N2m from Mallam Adamu Ahmed of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The 25-year-old woman, who allegedly connived with one Abdulaziz to fake her own kidnap to defraud her lover, succeeded in her plot.
She was said to have used the proceeds to buy a house.
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The suspect and Ahmed reportedly fell in love after meeting on Facebook, unknown to the man that he was dealing with a married woman.
All through their dating, the duo never had physical contact, but the relationship blossomed as they kept in touch online.
Details of the fraud, as contained in the charge sheet indicated how Abdulaaziz, while conniving with Ardo, put a call through to her lover, informing him that she had been kidnapped and demanding a ransom.
Fear grips Niger residents as terrorists reportedly abduct pastor, 7 worshippers
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a suspected terrorist attack in a village in Niger state has led to the death of a pastor and seven other worshippers. The terrorists in their number launched an attack in a village called Gidigori.
Located in the Rafi local government area of Niger state, the terrorists stormed while worshippers were attending a church service at the Salama Baptist Church. A source privy to information from the incident said the attack occurred at about 10 am on Sunday, February 27.
The source who is a member of the community said the attackers abducted the pastor of the church and some other worshippers. It was also gathered that the church near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state.
Buhari's govt uncovers 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors.
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, February 3, said the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and ISWAP.
Mohammed at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU has exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with the insurgency.
Also, the minister disclosed that the agency had identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.