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23-year-old Fakes Kidnap To Exhort N10m From Parents



A 23-year-old man has been apprehended alongside his accomplice after faking his kidnap to extort N10 million from his parents.

The young lad identified as Edward Okache was arrested with four of his friends, Asamoah Ernest, Isiah Uti, Ephraim Anyijor, and Charity Lukpata.

TopNaija understands that he planned to use the money gotten from the kidnap for an online business.

A report was lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by one Comfort Okache who reported via phone call that her younger brother, Edward who traveled from Calabar to Lagos was kidnapped around the Mowe area of Ogun state.

According to Edward’s sister, the said Kidnappers’ were demanding a sum of N10 million from the relations if they want to see the boy alive.

Confirming the arrest, the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said;

Upon the report, the DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo mobilized the division’s tactical teams and moved to the area.Upon painstaking and enduring combing of the surrounding bush at Orimerunmu area, the victim was sighted in an uncompleted building with the duo of Asamoah Ernest, a Ghanaian, and Isiah Uti, where he was tied in both hands and legs.

The two suspects found with him were promptly arrested, while the victim was rescued. But on getting to the station, the two arrested suspects made a shocking revelation that the so called victim was the person who planned with them to kidnap him in order for him to extort money from his parents to invest in an online business.”

They stated further that the so called victim was introduced to them by Ephraim Anyijor and Charity Lukpata who are from the same Yala local government area of crossriver as the victim, and that they all are all part of the planned kidnap of Edward Ochace.

“Their confession led to the arrest of Ephraim Anyijor and charity Lukpata. They have all confessed to the commission of the crime,”

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