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Police parade 17-year-old for faking own kidnap


The Delta State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 12 suspects for various crimes, including a 17-year-old boy (name withheld) who faked his kidnap in the Agbor area of the state

Police parade 17-year-old for faking own kidnap

Parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Asaba, the state capital, the state Commissioner of Police, Abaniwonda Olufemi, stated that the teenager had already squandered the ransom paid before being arrested.

He said, “On March 20, 2024, the DPO Agbor Division received a complaint on the suspected kidnap of a 17-year-old boy (name withheld) in Okhumera quarter, Agbor-Obi

“The suspect forwarded a voice note to his sister stating that he had been kidnapped and that the kidnappers were demanding N1m.

“The DPO swung into action, acting on a technically generated intelligence, and arrested three suspects.

“Investigation revealed that the 17-year-old connived with his friends and faked his kidnapping.

“Before they were arrested, they had already collected a ransom of N700,000 and had squandered the money. Investigation is ongoing.”




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