A 20-year-old girl who wanted to have a swell birthday party has been arrested in Ogun State for stage-managing her own kidnap.
A 20-year-old lady, Toheebat Adebayo, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly conniving with her boyfriend, Afolabi Ogunremi, 30, to kidnap herself to extort N200,000 from her parents to host her birthday.
Punch reports that Adebayo had left for the Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta but never returned, prompting her family to inform the police at the Lafenwa Police Divisional Headquarters of her missing.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, an unknown man later called the parents on phone to inform them that their daughter has been kidnapped and that they should pay a ransom of N200, 000 for her release.
“Based on the report by the parents, the Divisional Police Officer, Kayode Ayilara, led detectives to an abandoned house in the Government Reservation Area where the girl was kept.
The discovery led to the arrest of Ogunremi who happened to be the security man in the house. On interrogation, Ogunremi claimed to be the boyfriend of the girl and that they both planned to simulate her kidnap in order to raise money for her forthcoming birthday from the parents,” ASP Oyeyemi said.
The Police spokesman added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Ahmed iliyasu has ordered that the case be transferred to the Command’s anti-kidnapping and cultism unit for further investigation after which the suspects would be charged to court.
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