A 19 year-old lady, Dorcas Adilewa is in police grips for planning her own kidnap to defraud her own father.
According to report by the nation newspaper, the suspect was aided by one Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo who provided the location and phone to contact her parents.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said that the suspects were arrested on July 13 following a report by her father.
“On July 7 at about 5 p.m., Adilewa Taiwo reported at Ketu Police Station that he received a call from phone number (undisclosed).
“He was told that his daughter, Dorcas Adilewa, was being held hostage and that if he does not want her killed, he should pay a ransom of N600,000 ($1,659.60) for her release.
“An investigation into the case was immediately commenced and the phone number that was used by the suspects was geo-located to Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, in Nigeria.
“The O/C Anti-Kidnapping led his operatives to Ijebu-Igbo on July 12 was dispatched and combed the area in search of the supposed victim till the following morning” he narrated.
The commissioner added that “while the search was ongoing at Ijebu-Igbo, the location of the supposed kidnappers changed to Ikotun in Lagos”.
“Then when the fake kidnappers realised that the Police were closing in on them, the supposed victim decided to call the complainant to inform him that she has been released, after he had deposited the sum of N8,000 naira ($22.13) in her UBA account.
“Imohimi said that when Adilewa was being interrogated upon her release, she confessed that she actually planned the fake kidnap with her friend, one Ogunbanjo.
“She provided her with accommodation at No. 174, Adeboye road, Okesopin, Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State to hide and the phone that they used in demanding for the ransom. Investigation is in progress and on completion, the suspects will be charged to court accordingly,” the commissioner said.
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