For kidnapping a 23-year-old man,
Idris Saheed, and demanding N100,000
ransom, a pregnant woman, her husband and
their friend are currently in police net in Lagos.
The pregnant woman, Eniola Kareem, 21; her
husband, Paul Kareem, 23, and his friend,
Ayoola Sodiq, 21, were arrested after the
payment of N100,000 ransom into Paul’s
account by the victim’s parents.
According to the woman, who claimed to be
the brain behind the kidnap, “I called Idris to
come to my house after I was told that he was
coming to Mowe in Ogun State.
“I mooted the idea of kidnapping him because
I know how rich his parents are. I told my
husband about how we would kidnap him and
tie him with a rope. I told him that when he
comes to the house, I will do anything he
“I planned the kidnap with my husband and his
friend Sodiq and we demanded N100,000 from
his parents before we released him.”
The three suspects.
On his part, Paul said: “I planned it with my
wife. I met her in a club, where I dance and
we started dating. The person we kidnapped
told my wife that he was coming to the house,
thinking she was still single and that was what
prompted the kidnap.
“We did not harm him or use any ammunition;
it was a docile operation. The boy is gentle
and cooperated with us.
“My wife told me that the boy is from a very
wealthy home and that his father is a multi-
millionaire, but we only requested for
N100,000 and we were paid three days later.
“This is the first time we planned kidnapping.
We are not kidnappers and we have not done
Speaking, the third suspect, Ayoola Sodiq,
said: “Paul is my friend. I met him at a club in
Mowe Ibafo, where he dances. He introduced
me to this business and told me how he was
planning to kidnap the victim.
“His wife called the boy and when he came to
the house, they pounced on him and told him
to sit on the floor. They then called his
parents and informed them of the kidnap,
demanding that they pay N100,000 to her
“I was given N30,000, while Paul took N40,000
and gave N30,000 to his wife. Police tracked
and arrested me after they had arrested Paul
and his pregnant wife.”
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