Police parade 17-year-old boy who faked his kidnap in Delta

Police parade 17-year-old boy who faked kidnapping in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a 17-year-old boy who faked his kidnapping and demanded ransom of N1m from his family.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi paraded the teenager alongside 12 other suspects arrested for various crimes on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

The police chief said the suspect collected N700,000 and wasted the money before he was arrested.

“On 20/03/2024, at around 4pm, DPO Agbor division received a report regarding the suspected kidnapping of a 17 year old boy (name withheld) in Okhumera qtrs. Agbor-obi,” the CP said.

“The suspect forwarded a voice note to his sister stating that he had been kidnapped and that the kidnappers demanded one million naira (#1,000,000).

“The DPO took action, acting based on technically generated information, and arrested three suspects. The investigation revealed that the 17-year-old connived with his friends and faked his own kidnapping.

“Before they were arrested, they had already collected a ransom of seven hundred thousand naira (#700,000) and wasted the money. The investigation is ongoing.”

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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