A 17-year-old girl, Seun Adekunle, and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi, have been arrested by the Police for faking her abduction.

As gathered, the teenager was cajoled by her boyfriend, who is a butcher at Lafenwa market to fake her kidnap.

This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

Oyeyemi revealed that the duo was arrested at their hideout in Abeokuta after the teenager’s mum had reported that her daughter was missing since Monday. 

According to the (PPRO), the mum had sent her daughter on an errand to lafenwa market, and had not returned since then.

Oyeyemi further stated that her mother told the Police she received a threat message two days after her daughter was missing from someone demanding a sum of N500, 000 as ransom.

“She also said the caller also warned her not to make a mistake of reporting to the police if she still needs her daughter.

“Upon the report, the DPO Enugada Division SP Baba Hamzat quickly led his detectives on a technical and intelligence-based investigation which led them to the hideout where the girl and her boyfriend are hibernating and pretending to be with kidnappers. They were promptly arrested and brought to the station,’’ Oyeyemi said. 

He added that the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.


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