Crime

LAWMA staff fakes own kidnap, demands N5m ransom

A STAFF of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), in Lagos, has allegedly faked his own kidnap and demanded the sum of N5m from his co-workers.

However, the 29 years old man, Rafiu Rahaman, has been arrested by the Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department Lagos.

Confirming this in a statement, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command said 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 ‘m’ 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, fdc, while commending the detectives for a job well done, reassures Lagosians that perpetrators of crimes will not go undetected and unpunished.”

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