Girl fakes kidnap with boyfriend to collect N30M from her family in Lagos State.
The State Police command of Lagos State has apprehended a teenager identified as aUjunwa Offiah, who allegedly conspired with her boyfriend by name Blessed Ifesinachi to fake kidnap so as to collect a ransom of N30million from the girl’s family.
According to report, the two dema fora ransom of 30 million naira after lodging in an hotel in pretence to the girl’s family that their daughter has been kidnapped.
The state police also arrested an accomplice identified as Precious Chukwu of age 22, whose phone was used to negotiate with the fake kidnapped girl’s family .
According to statement from the State Commissioner of police, Lagos State Hakeem Odumosu, he said;
“This is a case of conspiracy and staged kidnapping, and the man at the centre of this case, who happens to be a Uber driver, is still at large. We are going after him because he conspired with one of these two ladies, Offiah, who faked her kidnap.
“He cleverly used the phone of another girlfriend, Precious (Chukwu), to contact Offiah’s family, informing them that their daughter had been kidnapped.
“He requested N30m from Offiah’s family to get her freed and during negotiations, which involved the police, they settled for N700,000. While the money was being dropped, we took action and in the process arrested Offiah and Precious