The woman, whom the police gave her name as Victoria Ohamara, is said to be the sister of the kidnap victim, Igwebuike Ezeudu.
Victoria’s son Tochukwu Ohamara, who is now at large, was said to have masterminded the kidnap attempt.
Arrested alongside Victoria is her friend, Obinna Amaechi, Çasmir Okoroafor, Ohimankpa Ohamara, Ifeanyi Iwunze, Chinonso Ezeudu, Irochi Ohamara and one Anthony Abata a witch doctor.
It was while Ezeudu, the victim was receiving treatment that Victoria mobilised her children to scramble for his propertybelieving he was dead.
But neighbours raised the alarm and invited the police.
It was during police investigation that the bubble burst, implicating Victoria and her children in the kidnap attempt.
The Enugu police have commenced investigations into the incident.
Police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said following the report to the Anti kidnap squad of the police command, they immediately swung into action and rescued the victim.
He said the police have launched a manhunt for the mastermind of the kidnap, Tochukwu, who is Victoria’s first son.
He said following the arrest of the people, a confession was made that Tochukwu carried out the kidnapping and shot the victim believing that he had died.
All the suspects, according to the police spokesman, are helping the operatives in their investigations.