Detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos have arrested Rafiu Rahaman, 29, for faking his own kidnapping.
After faking his kidnapping, the suspect, a Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) employee, is claimed to have traveled to Lugbe, Abuja, where he produced a video of himself in captivity and forwarded it to a co-worker.
Rahaman’s arrest was confirmed by the Lagos state police command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement. Usman Sheidu, who demanded a five million naira ransom but received one hundred and fifty thousand naira after extensive negotiations, was also arrested.
He said this while interviewing him :
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.