Teenager fakes own kidnap in Delta, demands N2m from parents

Warri, Delta State – In a startling turn of events, the Delta State Police Command has apprehended a teenager who orchestrated his own kidnapping alongside two of his friends. The teenager, identified as Ade Segun, and his accomplices, Precious and Nonso, reportedly demanded a ransom of N2 million from Ade’s parents.

Teenager fakes own kidnap in Delta, demands N2m from parents
Ade Segun

According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, the incident came to light when Ade’s parents reported the kidnapping at the Warri police station. In a series of tweets shared on Friday, Edafe revealed that the police swiftly launched an investigation into the matter.

To apprehend the culprits, an undercover female police officer engaged in a conversation with Ade’s parents, pretending to comply with the ransom demand. The police team then set up an ambush at the designated location.

As the operation unfolded, one of the accomplices, Precious, arrived at the scene to collect the ransom money. However, the undercover police officers swiftly surrounded and apprehended him. Precious subsequently led the police to the hideout where Ade and their other friend were hiding.

During questioning, all three suspects confessed to their involvement in planning the fake kidnapping scheme. The police have since taken them into custody.

The motive behind the teenager’s decision to stage his own abduction remains unclear at this time. The police investigation is ongoing, and the suspects will face the full weight of the law for their actions.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of thorough investigation and vigilance in responding to cases of kidnapping, even when there is a potential for deception. The Delta State Police Command’s swift action and successful operation highlight their dedication to ensuring the safety and security of residents in the state.

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