Man Kidnaps Himself In Lagos, Demands N5m Ransom - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, June 11, 2022

Man Kidnaps Himself In Lagos, Demands N5m Ransom

   • Suspects

The Daily Crucible | Saturday, June 11, 2022

One Rafiu Rahaman works, a staff of  Lagos State Waste Disposal Authority, has been arrested for kidnapping himself and demanding N5m ransom from colleagues  to regain freedom from captivity.

 It was learnt that Rahaman suddenly disappeared from place of work and travelled to Abuja where he recruited an accomplice, Usman Sheidu, to help get in touch with his co-workers that he had been kidnapped and required N5 million to set him free.

A video of him in captivity was also made.

But before the two men could really cash out, the police foiled the scheme and they were subsequently arrested after they had collected N150,000 ransom.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, who disclosed this, said 
Rafiu Rahaman faked his abduction.

He stated, “Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lagos, have arrested one Rafiu Rahaman, an employee of the Lagos Waste Management Authority in Lagos for faking his kidnap.

"Rahaman, after faking his kidnap, travelled to Lugbe, Abuja, where he made a video of himself in captivity, which was sent to his co-worker. His accomplice Usman Sheidu, who demanded N5m ransom but got N150,000 after extensive negotiation has equally been arrested.

"Investigation reveals that Usman Sheidu, who was arrested in Abuja, conspired with Rahaman to self-stage the kidnap and make the video that was sent to the co-workers for ransom.

"Usman also confessed to have shared the ransom equally with Rahaman and used his share in acquiring a generator and other items for himself.

"Suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of the investigations. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, while commending the detectives for a job well done, reassures Lagosians that perpetrators of crimes will not go undetected and unpunished."

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