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Unbelievable! 15-year-old Boy Stages His Own Kidnap, Demands N500,000 Ransom In Plateau


A mere 15-year-old boy has staged his own kidnap in Plateau state before demanding N500,000 as ransom.

A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom, Vanguard reports.

The minor, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, told newsmen that he
initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes
and celebrate his graduation.

“I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted
my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my
graduation,”
he said.

Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police,
Plateau command, Isaac Akinmoyede, said that five persons were arrested
in a case of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping, including the victim,
who stage-managed his own kidnap.

He said that the father of the victim, Mr Jerry Vichi, had on July 19
reported at ‘A’ Division, Jos that his son, working as an apprentice at a
motor vehicle electrical wiring shop, did not return after the day’s
job.

The police commissioner said that the suspect’s father reported that he
received a phone call from a hidden number informing him that his son
had been kidnapped and taken away from Jos.

“The father said that the caller demanded for a N500,000 ransom and threatened the boy’s life,” he said.

Akinmoyede said that the command had arrested 44 suspects in connection
with alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and other
cult-related activities as part of its efforts to protect lives and
property of the people of the state.

“We have arrested 11 notorious kidnap suspects and a syndicate
responsible for the recent kidnap at Plateau State Polytechnic Staff
quarters, Haipang, Zawan and other places in Jos South Local Government
Area.

“We have also arrested two suspects in a case of threat to life and
kidnapping at Bokkos Local Government Area and another for criminal
activities, armed robbery and allegedly belonging to an unlawful
society, with locally-made pistol and two live ammunitions recovered.

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“Three suspects for culpable homicide and cult-related offences were
also arrested for shooting one Chinedu Okoye dead at Chorbe junction in
Jos North Local Government Area, while other armed robbery suspects were
also apprehended,”
he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspects were paraded,
along with three AK 47 rifles, three magazines with 30 rounds of live
ammunitions and two unregistered motorcycles, amongst others.

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Last Updated: October 29, 2019

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