Men of the Ogun State Police command has arrested a young teenage girl identified as Tohebat Adebayo for simulating own kidnap in conspiracy with her boyfriend in other raise money for her birthday bash.
Tohebat was arrested alongside her boyfriend, Afolabi Ogunremi, 30.
The Nation reports that the 20-year-old girl staged her own abduction to raise N200,000 and fund her forthcoming birthday bash.
On the day of the planned kidnap, she reportedly left home for Lafenwa market, Abeokuta, but never returned which prompted the parents to go searching for her and later reported the case at the Lafenwa Police Divisional Headquarters.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that an unknown man called the parents to inform them on phone that their daughter has been kidnapped.
Abimbola added that the caller demanded the sum of N200, 000 as Ransom from the girl’s parents to effect release from the kidnappers.
“Based on the report by the parents, the Divisiobal Police Officer, kayode Ayilara, led detectives to an abandoned house inside the Government Reservation Area where the girl was being kept.
“The discovery led to the arrest of Adebayo who happened to be the security man in the house.
“On interrogation, Adebayo claimed to be the boyfriend of the girl and that they both planned to simulate her kidnap in order to raise money for her forthcoming Birthday from the parents,” Abimbola said.
According the Police Image Maker in the state, the commissioner of police, Ahmed iliyasu, has ordered that the case be transferred to the Command’s anti-kidnapping and cultists for further investigation.