18-year-old boy fakes own kidnap to steal his employer’s N500, 000

The Ogun state police command has arrested an 18-year-old man, Adeboye Michael, and two of his friends, Nafiu Ojo and Abdullahi Lawal, for allegedly faking his kidnap in order to steal his employer’s N500, 000. 

A statement released by the command says the employer, Oluwoju Ojo Abiodun, had laid a complaint that he had sent his apprentice, Adeboye Michael, to a bank to deposit the sum of N500,000 only for him to receive a call after some hours that the boy had been kidnapped.

Abiodun told the police that the caller ordered him to send the sum of N1 million for Michael to be released, with an instruction that he only needed to add N500,000 to the N500,000 he had given his apprentice to deposit at the bank and the so-called kidnappers had collected it from him.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said upon the report, the case was transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping section in Eleweran after a preliminary investigation at Oke-Itoku. After much investigations, Michael suddenly emerged, with fabricated tales on his fake abduction.

“On interrogation, they narrated how Michael contracted them to act as kidnappers and put a call through to his boss in order to make away with the N500,000 in his possession. Upon their confession, Michael was arrested. He made a confessional statement that he only lodged in an hotel with two girls where he squandered his boss’ money that he was supposed to deposit at the bank. The leftover of N120,000, being part of the money, was recovered from him” the police spokesperson says

Oyeyemi said the suspects would be arraigned in court soon


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