LAWMA Staff Who Faked Own Kidnap, Demanded N5m Arrested
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department Lagos, have arrested one Rafiu Rahaman, male, aged 29, a staff of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in Lagos for faking his own kidnap.
In a statement signed on Friday by the Spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, Rahaman, after faking his own kidnap travelled to Lugbe Abuja where he made a video of himself in captivity, which was sent to his co-worker.
His accomplice Usman Sheidu, also male, aged 32 who demanded Five Million Naira ransom but got One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira after extensive negotiation has equally been arrested.
Investigations reveal that Usman Sheidu who was arrested in Abuja conspired with Rahaman to self-stage the kidnap and make the video that was sent to the co-worker for ransom.
Usman also confessed to have shared the ransom equally with Rahaman and used his share in acquiring a generator and other items for himself. Suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending the detectives for a job well done, reassures Lagosians that perpetrators of crimes will not go undetected and unpunished.