Police Arrest Woman for Faking Own Kidnap in Kwara
The Kwara State command of the Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday paraded a 24-year-old lady, Madinat Ibrahim, in Ilorin for allegedly faking her own kidnap.
She was alleged to have conspired with her sister, Amudalat Wahab, to commit the crime.
Kwara State commissioner of police, Muhammed Lawal- Bagega, said the suspects will be prosecuted for criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.
Represented by the command’s spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi, the police commissioner said one Nurudeen Sholagberu reported the kidnap of Medinat Ibrahim at Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin through the command’s emergency telephone line.
He said the newly constituted state Anti-Kidnapping team was thereafter directed to take over the investigation of the incident.
Lawal-Bagega explained that during the course of investigation, it was discovered that Medinat conspired with her sister, Amudalat to arrange her own kidnapp.
He said a Bank account belonging to one Hameed Lekan was used to cash the ransom of N250,000.
He added that during interrogation, Medinat confessed to have faked her own kidnap to enable her get money from her father.
The suspect toldreporters she faked her own kidnap to enable her get money to offset debts she incurred during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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