A 37-year-old woman identified as Torkwase Queen Ayakpa has been arrested in Abuja for faking her own kidnap in order to extort N20,000 from her sister.
According to reports, Ayakpa and her accomplice were arrested after the police tracked the calls they were making for the ransom.
After being arrested, the suspect confessed that she conspired with one Fidelis Ikule, 36, to stage the kidnap.
According to the hairstylist, she did it because her business was no longer doing well due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that she also wanted to test if her sister really loved her.
The suspect added that her sister had turned down her request for money.
Ayakpa said she left home on July 20, 2020, and called her sister, telling her she had been kidnapped and her abductors demanded N20,000 to free her.