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  • Updated: December 08, 2020

Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Girl For Faking Own Kidnap

Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Girl For Faking Own Kidnap

Lagos State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old girl, Ujunwa Offiah, for allegedly conniving with her boyfriend to fake her own kidnap so as to demand ransom from her family.

The state's commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, in a statement on Tuesday, said that the girl staged her abduction and demanded 30 million naira ransom (79,336 dollars, 65,500 euros).

Odumosu said that after negotiation, the ransom was reduced to 700,000 naira (1,851 dollars).

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Although she was arrested alongside an alleged accomplice, Precious Chukwu – 22, her boyfriend, who is an Uber driver, is still at large.

The CP said, “We are going after him because he conspired with one of these two ladies, Offiah, who faked her kidnap.”

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