A woman, Torkwase Queen Ayakpa, 37, set up her own kidnap in order to extort N20,000 from her sister, police said on Wednesday in Abuja.
Ayakpa was one of 24 suspects paraded by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for various offences.
She reportedly confessed that she conspired with one Fidelis Ikule, 36, to stage the kidnap.
Ayakpa, a hairstylist, said 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.
Ayakpa said her sister had turned down her request for money.