THE Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old woman, Mrs Joy Sunday for conspiracy over the kidnap of her husband in Akwa Ibom State.
She said that she partook in the act because her husband starved her of sex and money for too long.
It was gathered that the kidnappers demanded N10m as ransom and later reduced it to N2m which was paid before the police arrested them while sharing the loot.
The suspect who was among 29 others paraded for various offences including kidnapping, robbery and child theft by the state Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said she had been subjected to menial jobs to fend for herself and the children since her husband got married to another woman.
She added that when one of her children completed secondary school there was no money for him to further his studies.
She said, “I arranged my husband’s kidnapping because for a long time he abandoned me with his children. Even when my father and mother in-law were alive he abandoned me. He never cared for his children. I did menial jobs such as weeding people’s farms to feed my children and pay their school fees.