17-year-old girl connives with her boyfriend to fake her kidnap and get ransome
A 17-tear-old girl, Seun Adekunle of Agura road in Abeokuta, Ogun State and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for faking the kidnap of the girl.
They were arrested 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 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 kidnaped the girl and demanded the sum of N500,000 as ransome for the release of the girl.
The woman said the caller also warned her not to make mistake of reporting to the police if she still needs her daughter alive.
Upon the report, the DPO Enugada division, SP Baba Hamzat quickly led his detectives on technical and intelligence based investigation which led them to the hideout where the girl and her boyfriend are hibernating and pretending to be with kidnappers.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the the girl and her boyfriend were promptly arrested and brought to the station.
Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that the boyfriend who is a butcher was the one who brainwashed the girl and lured her into the devilish plan because he needed money to settle some problem.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Kenneth Ebrimson ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.