A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for faking her own kidnap in Ogun State.
The girl identified as Seun Adekunle was arrested alongside her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi, after her mom, Bukky Adekunle, reported at Enugada police division on the 4th of June 2020 that she sent her daughter to Lafenwa market on the 1st of June 2020 and she has not been seen since then.
The mother disclosed that she received a call from someone two days later and the caller claimed to have kidnapped her daughter. The caller then made a demand for the sum of N500,000 as ransom.
She added that the caller warned her not to go to the police if she wants her daughter alive.
Investigation led the police to the hideout where the girl and her boyfriend were staying as they waited for the ransom to be paid.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the boyfriend, who is a butcher, was the one who brainwashed the girl and fed her the plan because he needed money.