A 29-year-old staff of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Rafiu Rahaman has been arrested for allegedly faking his own abduction to defraud his co-workers.
Rafiu Rahaman and Usman Sheidu
Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the suspect was arrested by the detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos.
Hundeyin said the LAWMA official faked his own kidnap and traveled to Lugbe Abuja where he made a video of himself in captivity, which was sent to his co-worker.
“His accomplice Usman Sheidu ‘m’ aged 32 who demanded Five Million Naira ransom but got One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira after extensive negotiation, has equally been arrested.
“Investigations reveal that Usman Sheidu who was arrested in Abuja conspired with Rahaman to self-stage the kidnap and make the video that was sent to the co-worker for ransom.
“Usman also confessed to have shared the ransom equally with Rahaman and used his share in acquiring a generator and other items for himself. Suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations,” Hundeyin said.
Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending the detectives for a job well done, reassured Lagosians that perpetrators of crimes would not go undetected and unpunished
KanyiDaily had also reported how a pregnant housewife kidnapped herself and collected a ransom from her Facebook lover to buy a house in Abuja.