Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a 26-year-old girl who faked her kidnapped with her boyfriend and wanted to extort N10 million from her employer in Lagos.
It was gathered that the girl and her male friend were arrested for faking her kidnap to extort money from her employer.
LEADERSHIP reliably learnt that the incident happened on January 16, 2020 when operatives from Anti -Kidnapping Unit, Lagos State Police Command arrested one Ataghar Namdoo, 26years old for faking her own kidnap.
It was learnt that on January 9, 2020 at about 1730hours, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel Idu and Okpe David to produce a short video of herself blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck. While in the second video, the girl a mother of one, was seen in a bush at Sangotedo area Ajah threatened by a man wearing a mask and holding a Jack knife.
The police later identified the masked man as Emmanuel Idu who is the boyfriend of the girl.
Meanwhile, the abductors were demanding for ten million naira as ransom in the video.
The two videos were send to the employer of the lady with a threat to kill her and to also go after the family of the employer if the ransom is not paid.
Frightened by the threat contained in the video and the follow up calls, the said employer who is into Fleet business, reported the case to the Police.
On the receipt of the case, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the Anti -kidnapping unit to carry out an in depth investigate into the case where the videos were thoroughly analysed alongside other vital leads.
A well -coordinated operation was put in place which led to the successful rescue of the self arranged victim of the abduction and the arrest of one of the two suspects, Okpe David.
However, the Command has taken steps to verify the claim made by Okpe David that he is a military personnel and the Police have equally launched a manhunt of the second male suspect, Emmanuel Idu, who is on the run.
Okpe David, however confessed to have provided the Truck used in driving the girl to the bush. The truck was actually driven by him. He also did the video recordings send to the employer of the Lady.
It was also gathered that, the three suspects came from the state of origin, Benue State and they have known each other for so many years.
Both the lady and the man arrested confessed to the commission of the crime and said that there aim was to extort money from the girl’s employer which they intend to share among themselves.