Police arrest girl, 17 for faking own kidnap


Men of the Ogun Police have arrested a 17-year-old girl, Seun Adekunle for faking her own kidnap.

Seun was arrested alongside her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi following a report by the mother of the girl, Bukky Adekunle who reported at Enugada police division on the 4th of June 2020 that she sent her daughter to Lafenwa market since on the 1st of June 2020 and has not returned since then.

She stated further that she received a call from someone two days later who claimed to have kidnap the girl and demanding for the sum of#500,000 as ransom.

The woman said the caller warned her not to make mistake of reporting to the police, if she still needs her daughter alive.

A statement from the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the DPO Enugada Division, Baba Hamzat led his detectives on technical and intelligence based investigation upon report

The investigation led them to the hideout where the girl and her boyfriend were hiding and pretending to be with kidnappers.

They were promptly arrested and brought to the station.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the boyfriend who is a butcher was the one who brainwashed the girl and lured her into the plan because he needed money.

Oyeyemi said the State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.


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