23-year-old boy fakes own kidnap to extort N10million from parents

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In order to rake in N10 million from his parents, a 23-year-old boy, Edward Okache, has organized his abduction via some men in Ogun State.

On Monday, police stated Okache was nabbed with 4 others recognized as: Asamoah Ernest, Isiah Uti, Ephraim Anyijor and charity Lukpata, whom he informed to kidnap him.

One Comfort Okache had before reported at the Mowe divisional headquarters via a telephone name that his younger brother, visiting from Calabar to Lagos, had been kidnapped round Mowe place of Ogun State.

According to the police spokesman in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the kidnappers were demanding N10 million if the relatives desired to see the boy alive.

Upon the report, DAILY POST learnt that the DPO of Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, had mobilized the division’s tactical teams to the area.

“Upon painstaking and enduring combing of the surrounding bush at Orimerunmu area, the victim was once sighted in an uncompleted building with the duo of Asamoah Ernest, a Ghanaian, and Isiah Uti, the place he was tied in each arms and legs,” Oyeyemi said.

Police rescued the acclaimed victim and arrested the two suspects found with him.

“But on getting to the station, the two arrested suspects made a stunning revelation that the so-called victim was the individual who planned with them to kidnap him in order for him to extort cash from his parents to invest in an on-line business,” it was explained.

They had confessed further that the stated Okache was introduced to them via Anyijor and Lukpata, who are additionally indigenes of the equal Yala Local Government Area of Cross River as the victim, saying that they all are section of the planned kidnap of Edward Ochace.

Their confession, Oyeyemi stated, led to the arrest of Anyijor and Lukpata, adding that “they have all confessed to the fee of the crime.”

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be referred to the anti-kidnapping unit of the State CIID for further investigation and feasible prosecution.

In order to rake in N10 million from his parents, a 23-year-old boy, Edward Okache, has organized his abduction by some guys in Ogun State.

On Monday, police stated Okache was once nabbed with 4 others recognized as: Asamoah Ernest, Isiah Uti, Ephraim Anyijor and charity Lukpata, whom he instructed to kidnap him.

One Comfort Okache had earlier suggested at the Mowe divisional headquarters by using a phone call that his younger brother, touring from Calabar to Lagos, had been kidnapped around Mowe vicinity of Ogun State.

According to the police spokesman in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the kidnappers were annoying N10 million if the relatives desired to see the boy alive.

Upon the report, DAILY POST learnt that the DPO of Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, had mobilized the division’s tactical teams to the area.

“Upon painstaking and enduring combing of the surrounding bush at Orimerunmu area, the victim was once sighted in an uncompleted building with the duo of Asamoah Ernest, a Ghanaian, and Isiah Uti, the place he was tied in each hands and legs,” Oyeyemi said.

Police rescued the acclaimed victim and arrested the two suspects discovered with him.

“But on getting to the station, the two arrested suspects made a surprising revelation that the so-called sufferer was the individual who planned with them to kidnap him in order for him to extort cash from his parents to invest in an on line business,” it was explained.

They had confessed similarly that the stated Okache was introduced to them by means of Anyijor and Lukpata, who are additionally indigenes of the same Yala Local Government Area of Cross River as the victim, saying that they all are phase of the planned kidnap of Edward Ochace.

Their confession, Oyeyemi stated, led to the arrest of Anyijor and Lukpata, adding that “they have all confessed to the fee of the crime.”

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be referred to the anti-kidnapping unit of the State CIID for similarly investigation and viable prosecution.

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