Shocking Moment Mum Found Out Her Dear Sister Masterminded Her Daughter’s Kidnap
A 43-year-old Ghanaian woman known as Enyolam Believe has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping her 8-year-old niece on Tuesday in the Ikotun area of the state.
Believe, who has been living in Lagos for the past 17 years, conspired with her friend, Agatha Aigbomiam, to commit the crime.
The niece was alleged to have been kidnapped on her way to school and taken to Ogun State by Aigbomiam. The victim was said to have raised the alarm which drew the attention of residents, leading to the arrest of both suspects.
According to a police source, Believe and the victim’s mother had searched for the child, including reporting a case of missing person at a police station, Punch reports.
”The suspect and the girl’s mother are sisters. Believe, however, connived with her friend, Aigbomiam, to abduct the girl so that she could make money from the mother.
Their plan was that the friend would kidnap the child and hide her somewhere in Ogun State, while she would negotiate the ransom with the mother on the phone.
When the girl went missing, the girl’s mother called her and they both searched for the girl. She even suggested that they should report the case to the police. The mother never suspected that she was behind the kidnap.”
The police source added that while people were looking for the girl, the suspect was also trailing the movement of her friend and the victim on the phone.
”When the police discovered that Aigbomiam was not alone in the crime and she was receiving calls from Believe, they decided to play along. They asked her to invite Believe to Ogun State.
It was when she arrived that the police arrested her. The case was subsequently transferred to Lagos State where the offence was committed. That was where the mother of the girl saw that her own sister was behind her ordeal.”
Believe said she hoped to make N30,000 from the kidnap, adding that she needed the money for a business.
”I have my own children. I needed money badly that time and I thought of different ideas, which didn’t work. So, I decided to kidnap my sister’s daughter and demand N30,000 ransom from her. I don’t know what came over me.”
42-year-old Aigbomiam from Ekpoma, Edo State, said Believe asked her to kidnap the victim after she returned from a surgery in Benin.
”She said she wanted to use the girl to collect some money from her sister. She just showed me the girl’s school and I kidnapped her around 7.30am on Tuesday, while she was going to school. I took her to my relative’s house in Ogun State.
I was stupid for doing such a thing.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, while advising parents and guardians to be vigilant over their children and wards, said the suspects would be arraigned in court at the end of investigation.
Photo credit: Samson Folarin
Hmmmmmmm the Love for money and the extent people can go to get it these days is alarming. They don’t even care for blood no more.
Like they say ‘a man’s enemy is within his household’. I’m happy she has been arrested
Shame unto u
cn u imagine
Nobody should be trusted in this era.