By ABIRHIRE THOMAS and OBAYANGBON BENEDICT, Abuja
Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department Lagos have arrested one Rafiu Rahaman, male and aged 29, a staff of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), for faking his own kidnap.
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, male and aged 32, who demanded N5,000,000 ransom but got N150,000 after extensive negotiation, has equally been arrested.
Investigations revealed 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, fdc, while commending the detectives for a job well done, reassures Lagosians that perpetrators of crimes will not go undetected and unpunished.