Crime

Girl Arrested For Faking Kidnap With Boyfriend

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A young lady by the name Ataghar Namdoo who is about 26years of age has been arrested for faking her own kidnap with her boyfriend.

She was arrested on the 16th , January, 2020 by the operatives from Anti Kidnapping Unit, Lagos State Police command, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend and one other person named Okpe David to produce a short video of herself blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck .

It was also reported that they did a second video, in the second video, the girl and a mother of one was seen in a bush at Sangotedo Area Ajah, threatened by a man wearing mask and holding a jack knife. Police later identified the masked man as Emmanuel Idu who is the boyfriend of the girl.

The kidnappers were demanding for ten million naira as ransom in the video. The two videos were sent 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 Hackeem Odumosu Psc ordered the Anti Kidnapping Unit to carry out dept investigation of the case. 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 arraigned victim of the abduction and the arrest of one of the two suspect Okpe David.

Okpe David claimed to be a military personnel and also confessed to have provided the truck used in driving the girl to the bush, he also said he drove the truck and did the video recording sent to the employer of the lady.
Police have equally launched a manhunt of the second male suspect, Emmanuel Idu who is on the run.

It was also revealed that the three suspects all came from Benue state and have known each other for so many years, the two arrested suspects confessed to the commission of the crime.

It is worthy to note that, it is a criminal offence for anyone to fake his or her Kidnapping. Under the Lagos State laws, the offender upon conviction, is liable to 14years improvement. The suspects will be charged to court.

Ayodeji Dedeigbo

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