…As Man raises fake kidnap alarm to get N35, 000 to pay woman he had sex
A man who reported the abduction of his sister at gunpoint to the police was too bewildered to utter a word when anti vice detectives laid ambush and arrested a member of the gang at the location of collecting a ransom.
Hamza Abubakar had at about 7.30pm on Monday, January 22, got a phone call from his sister, Rahina Abubakar, that she had been kidnapped by some armed men on her way home to their residence at Agwada, Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Rahina, who called her elder brother with her mobile telephone number, 09133431366, had told him her abductors asked her to contact him after negotiating for a ransom for her release.
She further said the agreed ransom was N100, 000 and directed him to drop the money at a location where a member of the gang would pick it up.
Her panic-stricken brother immediately agreed to deliver the ransom at the spot within a short time that night to avoid her being harmed by the kidnappers, but promptly reported the incident to the police.
Following the report, a team of policemen discreetly accompanied Hamza to the spot where the ransom was dropped and laid an ambush. It was not long before someone emerged under the cover of darkness to pick it up.
However, the police responded swiftly and arrested the person who eventually turned out to be Rahina, Hamza’s sister. She is presently in custody and telling detectives her motive for committing the crime.
The incident occurred barely 48 hours after a man who allegedly had s3x with a woman in an Abuja hotel and couldn’t pay an agreed sum of N35, 000, raised a fake kidnap alarm when he called his brother, Henry, a resident of No. 181 Andran Johna Street, Cluster 3 River Park Estate, Airport Road, Abuja, to get the money.
Nnandi Agu, who resides at Games Village Estate in the nation’s capital city, had called his nephew, Henry, to raise funds after the woman he allegedly slept with, identified as Lilian Arisa, preventing him from leaving the hotel without paying her for the service.
He made futile attempts to escape, according to sources, but was held by the Lilian who eventually called her cab man to ferry him when he requested to be allowed to go to a bank and withdraw money to settle her.
Scudnews learned that Agu however, raised a fake kidnap alarm as the cab man, Adamu Abubakar, a resident of IDP Camp Durumi, who was accompanied by a neighbor, Bello Hassan, conveyed him to a bank to get the money.
He called Henry on his mobile phone and told him he had been kidnapped for two days and needed money to pay ransom to regain his freedom from his captors.
Convinced that his uncle was in captivity, Henry who had received a phone call from a strange number requesting for ransom to free his uncle, on Saturday, January 20, alerted the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, at the River Park Police Division, who promptly took measures that resulted in tracking the vehicle, a Toyota Corolla 2000 model, and arresting the occupants.
Lilian, a resident of No.8 Koforidua Street in the Wuse Zone 2 district of Abuja was also arrested by the police who immediately commenced an investigation that led to a shocker: Agu had faked his kidnap to raise funds to pay off a debt he incurred from his unbridled desire for pleasure.
He was promptly arrested by the police who also immediately dismissed reports on his abduction which had gone viral on social media.
“The FCT police Command is aware of the news making rounds about an alleged kidnapping incident at River Park Estate in the early hours of today and wishes to state that contrary to reports, nobody was kidnapped in River Park Estate.
“One Nnandi Agu ‘m’ of Games Village only faked his own kidnap in an attempt to defraud his brother who lives within the said Estate.
“The suspect is currently in police custody undergoing interrogation.
“While an investigation is still ongoing, further development would be communicated to the public”, said Ms. Josephine Adeh, a Superintendent of Police, SP, and spokesperson for the FCT police command.
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