Kwara Police Parades 24yr-Old Lady For Faking Own Kidnap
By Opeyemi Daniel-Adeoti
The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a 24 year old lady, Medinat Ibrahim for faking her own kidnap and obtaining the sum of N250,000.00 from her father.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi made this known while parading the suspect before newsmen on Monday at the Command Headqurers in Ilorin, the state capital.
According to him “On 02/01/2021, at about 1750hrs, an information was received from one Nurudeen Solagberu of Oko-Olowo area Ilorin through the Command’s emergency telephone line that one Ibrahim Medinat of Olude Oke-Fomo area Ilorin was kidnapped by unknown persons.
The complainant was directed to make a formal complaint at Oloje Police Division which has jurisdiction over the area.
“Preliminary investigation conducted by the police discovered a conspiracy, hence the need for the Commissioner of Police Cp. Mohammed Lawal Bagega, psc, to direct the newly constituted state anti-kidnapping to take over the investigations.
Okasanmi added that “It was however revealed in the course of investigations shown that the said Medinat Ibrahim conspired with one Amudalat Wahab to arrange for her kidnap and a GTB bank account No. 0116404467 belonging to one Hammed Lekan was used to cash the ransom of ₦250,000.00 from her father’s account.
In an interview with nigeriarealnews correspondent, the suspect confessed to the crime, disclosing that she needs money to settle a debt and she was devised to fake her kidnap.
All the suspects involved have been arrested, and items recovered from them have been marks as exhibit and the case is still under police investigations.
PPRO added that In line with the Commissioner of Police stand infighting crime to stand still, explaining that criminal has no hidden place in Kwara as they are to relocate from the state.