A 16-year-old girl, Sultan Abimbola, kidnapped herself and demanded N500,000 from her parents, Ekiti state police command, has disclosed.
The command spokesperson, Abutu Sunday, said in a statement on Friday that Abimbola conspired with her boy friend, Oluwaseun Olajide, to commit the crime.
He said Abimbola’s sister had gone to the police station in Iyin Ekiti area of the state to complain that her sibling had not returned from school.
“She further narrated that when Suluka Abimbola’s GSM number was called, an unknown person picked and confirmed that Suluka Abimbola was in their custody but would not be released until a ransom of five hundred thousand naira(N500,000:00) is paid to a particular Union Bank Account belonging to one Adisa Damilola,” Abutu said.
“The case was immediately transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State CID where the owner of the account, one Adisa Damilola (female) who is also a friend to Oluwaseun Daniel Olajide, was tracked and arrested. Adisa Damilola led the Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit to Alex Grace Hotel, along Housing, Ado-Ekiti, where Suluka Abimbola and her boyfriend, Oluwaseun Daniel Olajide, alongside one other accomplice, Adefolaju Cale (male), 23, were lodging and were arrested.
“During interrogation, Suluka Abimbola confessed to the commission of the crime as well as Oluwaseun Daniel Olajide and Adefolaju Caleb. Suluka Abimbola said she decided to conspire with the other suspects to do that in order for her to raise money from her family members to enable her relocate from Ekiti State since her Mother insisted that she goes through medical field as against her dream of becoming an Actress.”
Abutu the state commissioner of police, has directed an investigation into the incident for further action and “to serve as a deterrent to other criminally minded persons in the society”.