The police in Suleja have arrested 17-year-old Atahiru Suleiman, a student in one of the Polythechnics, for allegedly faking his kidnap so as to defraud his mother of N1.5 million.
According to police source, the mother had lodged a complaint with the police about her son’s kidnap and that the ransom placed was N1.5 million.
“The suspect went into hiding pretending to be in the custody of suspected kidnappers,” the source said.
The police knew it was a foul game because the money requested was meager. After an intensive search by the police, the suspect was finally arrested along Kaduna Road and later admitted committing the crime.
“The police laid a siege on where the suspect had asked them to bring the money through the mother of the suspect’s phone.
“The police had a big bag full of paper pretending to be money and left to Kaduna Road by Zuma Rock,” he said.
The source added that the police dropped the bag and pretended to leave the location. Unaware that they were still around, the suspect came with a bike man to pick up the bag, and he was apprehended and taken to the police station.
When the mother arrived the police station, She was amazed to know that his biological son was behind the kidnap.
The Area Commander of Suleja, ACP Paul Odama, confirmed the arrest adding that investigation was ongoing.