A certain woman, Mrs. Abigail Brown is currently being detained by the Rivers State Police Command, for allegedly taking hostage her two children in order to get ransom to the tune of N6 million from her husband.
The wicked deed was carried out with the help of her husband’s former driver, simply identified as ThankGod.
The duo, after successfully kidnapping the two children, aged 2 and 10 respectively, had hid them in her sister’s place and then they called the husband to pay a ransom to secure the children’s release.
It was gathered that luck ran out on her as she was apprehended by the police while awaiting the ransom from her husband.
Although Brown initially denied the allegation against her, she later said the act was not intentional, adding that it was frustration that made her to commit the crime.
She said, “I did it because of frustration. My husband abandoned me and my children.
“Since he left us and went away, I have been suffering with my children, and I know that he has money.
“I only did it to make him bring money for me to take care of the children we had together.”
On the N6m she demanded as ransom, she said, “I did not demand up to that amount, but I demanded money from my husband.”
On his part, ThankGod, who accepted taking part in the act, claimed that he was manipulated into being an accomplice.
He said, “She called me to help her. She told me to take the two children to her sister’s place. That is how I got involved.
“She used me to act as the kidnapper of the two children before we were arrested. She lured me into it.”
Speaking on the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed that the suspects were in their custody, while the ‘abducted’ children were now safe.