By Our Reporter
A 25 years old pregnant housewife, Jamila Ardo, is cooling off at the Yola Correctional centre for kidnapping herself and collected N2.076 million as ransom from her lover.
The suspect how was arraigned before chief magistrate court I in Yola, today for the offence of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping contrary to sections 60 and 248 of penal code law, Jamila however, pleaded not guilty.
The suspect who lives in Wauru Jabbe areas in the state capital was said to have connived with one Abdulaziz and stage managed her kidnapping in order to collect money N2.076 million as ransom from her new found man Adamu Ahmed who is based in Abuja.
The woman and Mallam Adamu were said to have started their amorous relationship via the social media (Facebook) and were planning on how get married unknown to Adamu that Jamila is a married woman.
It was learnt that the online lovers were yet to meet physically, the relationship waxed stronger until the bubble finally burst.
She was said to have connived with Abdulaziz and put a call to Mallam Adamu where they informed him that she has been kidnapped.
During negotiation, Adamu, was said to have heard Jamila crying and pleading with him on phone to pay the ransom so that she will regain her freedom.
According to a source, it was out of love that Mallam Adamu, went and deposited the money in Zenith bank account number 2218315723 bearing Amina Mohammed.
After sending the money, Adamu was informed by his lover that the kidnappers had released her, Adamu became suspicious where he filed a complaint letter to the SIB dated 16th November, 2021.
The letter was filed through his counsel and subsequently endorsed by Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, in his letter, Mallam Adamu, narrated how Jamila conspired with Abdulaziz, kidnapped herself and collected the aforestated amount of money from him as ransom.
In the course of investigation, Amina Mohammed, confessed that it was her friend known as Jamila who requested for her account number so that somebody will send in money for her.
After her plea that the prosecutor, Inspector Abubakar Nurudeen, prayed magistrate Abdullahi Mohammed Digil, to adjourn the matter to enable the prosecution forward the case file to DPP for legal advice.
Counsel to the defendant, C Crowealth pleaded with the court to allow his client have access to medical facility considering her condition and also asked the court to order the prosecution to avail them with all necessary documents to enable them prepare for their defence.
The case was adjourned to the 10th March, 2022, while the suspect was ordered to be remand in the Correctional centre in Yola.
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