Crime

Fake Kidnapping: Police Nab Twin Sisters, Three Others in Ekiti

Operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command have arrested five persons for alleged fake kidnapping and conspiracy.

The suspects were said to have arranged a fake kidnapping to extort money but luck ran against them.

The spokesperson for Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu who confirmed this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, vowed that the suspects would be prosecuted.

According to the statement, ”the command received a complaint from one Adelana Ayomikun that his wife, Adelana Oyetuyi, his twin sister, Odeyemi Kehinde and his three children of one, two and three years were kidnapped by unknown armed men along Ise/Ikere-Ekiti road”.

Mr Abutu said the complainant further narrated that the kidnappers made contact with him through a telephone call and demanded a ransom of one hundred million naira.

The police spokesperson said the Command Rapid Response Squad detectives were led to the hideout of the suspects in Ikirun, Osun State, where it was discovered that the callers were the supposed victims.

The suspects arrested in connection with the crime are, Adelana Taiwo, Odeyemi Kehinde, Alhaji Oseni Isah, Azeez Mistura and Hammed Wasiu.

He said during interrogation, the suspects confessed that they planned and staged the kidnapping to enable them to get some money to pay the debt incurred by Adelana Taiwo and Odeyemi Kehinde.

Amos Ogunrinde

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