A man in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, Adelusi Adeweye, has landed in police net for allegedly organising his own kidnap and demanding N250,000 ransom from his family members.
The man arranged his kidnap with Yusuf Hassan, Yakubu Usani and Agboola Damilola.
In a statement released by Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, advised members of the public to be wary of the people around their various Communities and promptly report any criminal case or suspected person or group of persons found in their neighborhood to the nearest Police Station for timely action.
According to him, “On the 31/12/2020 at about 1830hrs, one Mrs Aladejana Aderonke came to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Office and reported that her cousin, one Adelusi Adeweye was kidnapped on the same date along Ado – iyin Ekiti Road.
“She further narrated that the Kidnappers were calling through the GSM number of the supposed victim and were demanding for the sum of *two hundred and fifty thousand naira (#250,000) as ransom.*
“Upon receipt of the report, the RRS swung into action by deploying a special team for thorough investigation for possible arrest of the culprits.”
The suspects were arrested inside the bush between iworoko and ifaki Ekiti.
Abutu, said: “during interrogation, the four suspects arrested confessed to have conspired and faked the kidnapping of Adelusi Adeweye in order to get some money from the family members for the new year.”
Abutu stated that as soon as investigation is concluded, all the suspects would be arraigned in court for prosecution.