Monday, June 21, 2021

Ekiti teenager stages own kidnap to avoid studying medicine

 The Police in Ekiti State have arrested a 16-year-old girl and three accomplices for faking her own kidnap.

The Nation

Police spokesman, Sunday Abutu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that the suspects were arrested on Thursday at their hotel hideout.

Abutu said the supposed victim admitted that she conspired with those arrested to actualise her dream of becoming an actress as against studying medicine, which was her mother’s choice.

He explained that the girl said she conspired with the others to raise money from her family members to enable her to relocate from Ekiti State to pursue her dream.

Abutu said one Bolaji Femi of Bawa Estate, Ado-Ekiti reported to the police on Tuesday that her sister, who left home for school at Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti on Monday, did not return home.

She told the police that an unknown person picked a call made to her phone and confirmed that she was in the custody of kidnappers.

The “unknown person” said the supposed victim would not be released until a ransom of N500,000 was paid to a particular bank account.

Abutu said the police tracked the owner of the bank account and he was arrested.

He said the account owner, who is a friend to the girl’s boyfriend, led operatives to a hotel in Ado-Ekiti, where the supposed victim, her boyfriend and one other accomplice were apprehended.

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