Man Fakes Own Kidnap, Demands N500,000 From Father


The FCT Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man, Hamza Abdullahi for allegedly arranging his kidnap to defraud his father.

According to the police, the suspect after faking the abduction alongside his friend, Awalu Shuaibu, demanded N500,000 ransom from his father but was nabbed in Katampe while planning to receive the ransome.

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Speaking about the arrest to newsmen, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations, DCP Sunday Babaji, said Abdullahi was nabbed in Katampe.

He added: The suspect who wanted to use the medium to extort money from his parent was arrested at Katampe extension where he had gone to receive the ransom.”

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