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Woman stages her own kidnapping to extort money from her husband

By Mason White 3:58 PM March 19, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with extortion after she staged her own kidnapping in order to extort money from her husband, police in Nigeria said.
Delta State Police said that they arrested Grace Obi, and three other men for staging the kidnapping.

The incident began when Jude Obi alerted police that his wife was kidnapped by several men while traveling along a road. A police spokesperson said that what the husband did not know is that his wife was the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

After receiving the complaint the police began an investigation and advised the complainant to cooperate with the thugs, who asked him for N1.5 million ($9,100) in exchange for releasing his wife. The husband handed over the money to the kidnappers and they released the wife.

However, the woman was busted after police found part of the ransom money in her car. Police arrested the woman and they also arrested one of the men involved in the fake kidnapping.

The suspects told police that they carried out the kidnapping in order to extort money from the husband.