The Ogun Police Command has arrested a couple for faking kidnap.
The command made the disclosure on Friday in a statement by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command.
Oyeyemi said that it had arrested 17- year -old Seun Adekunle, a female and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi, for allegedly faking the kidnap of Adekunle.
According to the PPRO, Adekunle and Olasunkanmi are living at No 32, Agura road, Abeojuta and 4, Ogun Radio Road, Abeokuta respectively.
He said the duo were arrested on Friday following a report by the girl’s mother, Mrs Bukola Adekunle, who complained at the Enugada police division in Abeokuta on Thursday that her daughter was missing.
“Mrs Adekunle had made a report at the police station on Thursday that she sent her daughter to the Lafenwa market since Monday and that she was yet to return.
“She stated further that she received a call from someone on Wednesday who claimed to have kidnapped her daughter and also demanded the sum of N500,000 as ransom for releasing the girl.
” Mrs Adekunle also added that the caller warned her not to report the case to the police if she still want to have her daughter back.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of 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 were hibernating and hatching the plot.
“They were promptly arrested and brought to the station.
“Preliminary investigations reveal 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 problems.
“Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigations and possible prosecution,” he said.