Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has paraded 18 suspects over various crimes including kidnapping.
Naija News understands that among the 18 suspects was a young lady who plotted her own kidnap just to extort money from her parents.
The development was confirmed by the state police commissioner, who was represented by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu during the parade of the suspects arrested in a different location.
Speaking on the young lady who plotted her own abduction, Abutu was quoted saying, “the police command arrested a lady identified as Mary Idris, for allegedly faking her kidnap on August 9, 2020, with a view to extorting money from her parents.”
“Mary’s mother came to our station and reported that her daughter, Mary Idris, left home on August 9, at about 4 pm and never returned,” Abutu explained.
“She said all efforts to reach her daughter via phone calls proved abortive. After a while, the younger sister of the suspect received a message through her phone that Mary had been kidnapped and demanded ransom to be paid to Access Bank Account number 11233209688,” said the state Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo when confirming the report of the suspect’s mother to newsmen.
“The command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives tracked the phone number that sent the message to Akure, Ondo State, where Mary was arrested alongside her accomplice, Victor Olawuse.”
“The lady was arrested alongside her accomplice, Victor Olawuse, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, where she had gone from Ekiti State to carry out the act,” Abutu confirmed.
Confessing to the crime after her arrest, Mary said, “I arranged the kidnap to get money from my parents because they are not taking proper care of me.”
In another news, Naija News reported that the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has through its spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest of one Ikechukwu Igwegbe Ilodinru who forged a death certificate to impersonate his late Landlord’s son in other to claim his assets.
Source: Naija News