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KZN woman arrested for staging her own kidnapping

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By Thys Khiba  – KwaZulu Natal 47-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly staging her own fake kidnapping incident in Phoenix.

The woman is expected to appear before the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Police investigations proved that she had demanded ransom from her businessman husband.

“Police received a complaint of a woman who was allegedly kidnapped on Clay Field Drive in Phoenix on Monday afternoon.

“It was reported that the woman had left the business premises to use a restroom at her home which is situated a short distance from the business premises,” said KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Robert Netshiunda.

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In trying to implement her, the arrested suspect called her husband informing him that she was kidnapped.
According to Netshiunda confirmed the suspect pleaded with her husband to deposit an undisclosed amount of money for her release.

Few moments later the husband received another call from a man who threatened to hurt the woman if the money was not paid.

“Shrewd police investigations revealed that the woman had faked her own kidnapping and was duly charged with perjury,” said Netshiunda.

Police have sent a warning to anyone who is contemplating to fake their own kidnappings for any reason or waste state resources by opening false cases.

“Kidnapping is not a matter to joke about and police have been working hard and stretching resources in a quest to prevent kidnapping which had seen a slight increase of late.”




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