An 18-year-old lad, with the name, Adeboye Michael, and two of his friends, Nafiu Ojo and Abdullahi Lawal, have been arrested in Ogun State for allegedly faking his kidnap in order to steal his employer’s money.
The arrest of the trio followed a complaint lodged by one Oluwoju Ojo Abiodun, who reported that he had sent his apprentice, Michael, to a bank to deposit the sum of N500,000, only for him to receive a call, after some hours, that the boy had been kidnapped.
The complainant told the police that the caller ordered him to send the sum of N1 million for Michael to be released, with an instruction that he only needed to add N500,000 to the N500,000 he had given his apprentice to deposit at the bank.
Detectives subsequently embarked on an investigation, and when the suspects discovered that their game would soon be up, Michael suddenly emerged, with fabricated tales on his fake abduction.
Two days later, on December 13, 2018, the so-called abductors, Nafiu Ojo and Abdullahi Lawal, were tracked down and apprehended.
On interrogation, they narrated how Michael contracted them to act as kidnappers and put a call through to his boss in order to make away with the N500,000 in his possession.
Upon their confession, Michael was arrested. He made a confessional statement that he only lodged in a hotel with two girls, where he squandered his boss’ money. The leftover of N120,000, being part of the money, was recovered from him.