A 45-year-old housewife, Hadijat Kabir, has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly faking her kidnap and that of her 18-year-old daughter to defraud her husband of N15 million,
The suspect, who owned up to the crime, while been paraded at the State Police Command alongside her accomplices, however explained away her vile act, claiming her husband neglected her and her children after he took a second wife.
“I was the one that hid my daughter and myself somewhere safe so that my husband would think that we were kidnapped. I did that to enable me collect money from him, as I had earlier requested money from him and he refused me.
“I did not ask for N15 million; I only asked for N500,000. I did that because I have a family. My parents are alive and I have responsibilities. Each time my parents called that they needed help, I could not assist them, because I did not have the means despite the fact that my husband is wealthy.
“He has refused to live up to his responsibilities because he married another wife. He abandoned our children, even when he knows that one of our daughters is mentally challenged.
“My husband keeps building houses everywhere in Lagos and yet anytime I requested for money, he shouts that that he does not have money. If he does not have, can’t he at least tell me gently instead of shouting at me each time I make financial request,” she told newsmen.