Police Arrest Girl, Boyfriend For Faking Own Kidnapping - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, June 5, 2020

Police Arrest Girl, Boyfriend For Faking Own Kidnapping

The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 17 - year old girl, Seun Adekunle, of 32 Agura road Abeokuta and her boyfriend,  a butcher, Basit Olasunkanmi, 25, for faking the kidnap of his girl friend.

The two lovers were arrested following a report by the mother of the girl, Bukky Adekunle, who reported at the  Enugada Police Division on the 4th of June 2020 that she sent her daughter to Lafenwa market to buy some items since June 1st  and has not yet returned.

The woman said further that she received a call from someone two days later, claiming to have kidnapped the girl and was demanding N500,000 as ransom if  she wants to see her daughter alive.

The caller also warned her against reporting the kidnapping to the Police if she still needs her daughter.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this in a release on Friday, said the Divisional Police Officer for Enugada Division,  Baba Hamzat, led detectives on technical and intelligence investigation and the outcome led the team to the hideout of the girl and her boyfriend.

The were caught hibernating, yet passing themselves off as victims of kidnappers. They were promptly arrested.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) stated that the boyfriend who is a butcher, lured  the girl into the fake kidnap plot on the grounds that he wanted to use the expected N500 proceed to sort out an undisclosed financial obligation.

According to the Police Spokesman, the Commissioner of Police,  Kenneth Ebrimson, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.

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