The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a lady, identified as Mary Idris, for allegedly faking her own kidnap on August 9, 2020, with a view of collecting money from her parents.
Tunde Mobayo, The state Commissioner of Police, said the lady was “arrested alongside her accomplice, Victor Olawuse, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, where she had gone from Ekiti State to carry out the act.”
The commissioner, who was represented Sunday Abutu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, during the parade of 18 suspects for various offenses at the police headquarters, said Mary’s mother “came to our station and reported that her daughter, Mary Idris, left home on August 9, at about 4 pm and never returned.
“She said all efforts to reach her daughter via phone calls proved abortive. After a while, the younger sister of the suspect received a message through her phone that Mary had been kidnapped and demanded ransom to be paid to Access Bank Account number 11233209688.
“The command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives after the report tracked the phone number that sent the message to Akure, where Mary was arrested alongside Victor Olawuse.” her accomplice,.”
Mary in her statement said, “I arranged the kidnap to get money from my parents because they are not taking proper care of me.”