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Man arrested for planning his kidnap to extort N10m from his parents

A 23-year-old man recognized as Edward Okache was arrested on the 10th of October, including four others namely Asamoah Ernest, Isiah Uti, Ephraim Anyijor, and Charity Lukpata for faking his own kidnap.

The suspects were arrested after a report was lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by one Comfort Okache who reported via phone call that her younger brother who travelled from Calabar to Lagos was kidnapped around the Mowe area of Ogun state and that the kidnappers were demanding for the sum of N10 million else they won’t see him alive.

Following the report, the DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo lined up the division’s tactical teams and moved to the area.

After a careful surrounding of bush in the Orimerunmu area, the victim was sighted in an uncompleted building with the team of Asamoah Ernest, a Ghanaian, and Isiah Uti, where he was tied in both hands and legs.