July 21, 2017 – Fake Kidnapping Becomes A Trend As Police Nabs 3 SS3 Students Who Kidnapped Themselves In Enugu
3 Senior Secondary School Students Kidnapped Themselves In Enugu As Fake Kidnapping Becomes A Trend
Enugu State Police Command today said three secondary school students have been arrested for allegedly faking kidnapping within the Enugu metropolis.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement in Enugu.
Amaraizu said the students of the Enugu-based secondary school had demanded a ransom of N500, 000 from the alleged victim’s father.
He said the police through its Anti-Kidnapping Unit had begun investigation to unravel the circumstances behind the alleged faking of kidnap.
He said: “It was gathered that on July 11, one Nebeife Nnamdi aged about 17 years, who is a Senior Secondary School student of an Enugu-based secondary school, had been allegedly abducted by gunmen.
“Later, there was a demand of N500,000 ransom from his alleged abductors.
“Following the development, the operatives of the command’s anti-kidnapping unit swung into action.
“The anti-kidnapping unit through intelligence information nabbed Ene Chigozie Steven, Okafor Okechukwu and Nebeife Nnamdi, who is said to have been kidnapped, on July 14 at about 2:30 p.m., at their hideout at Trans-Ekulu within Enugu metropolis.
“The students revealed that the alleged kidnap was faked by them to collect money from the alleged victim’s father and are currently regretting their evil action.”