July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Police Arrest Couple For Faking Own Kidnap To Extort N5m

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police command has arrested one Pascal Akuh for allegedly faking his own kidnap.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh while parading the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, said the arrests followed a complaint received by the suspect’s brother, Akuh Chinemezeh.

He explained that Chinemezeh registered the complaint in APO Divisional Headquarters and that his brother informed him that he (the suspect) was arrested and taken to SCID custody.

“On the strength of this, the police and suspect’s family went to SCID, IRT and FCID detention facilities, only to discover that he is not in any of the aforementioned facilities.

“With the help of a tracker using coordinates, the suspect’s vehicle was traced to an area in Wumba, Apo. Acting on this intelligence, the police operatives from Apo Division swiftly mobilised to the scene, searched the entire axis and subsequently traced the suspect to a hotel in Lokogoma later in the night and arrested the suspect”, the CP said.

According to the CP, the suspect was confirmed to have faked his own kidnap to test his lover.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he only faked his own kidnap to prank the lady he intended to marry to know if she really loves him. Suspect is to be arraigned in court soon”, Igweh added.

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