16-year-old Girl ‘Kidnaps Self,’ Requests for N500, 000 from Own Family

A teenage girl residing in Ekiti State who allegedly ‘kidnapped herself’ and asked for N500, 000 ransom from own family has been nabbed by the police.

The police revealed the name of the 16-year-old girl to be Suluka Abimbola and that of one Oluwaseun Olajide, her boyfriend, whom she conspired with to dupe her parents.

Speaking to newsmen, the police spokesman, Sunday Abutu narrated how the suspects elder sister reported to the police in Iyin Ekiti that her sister, Abimbola was yet to return from school.

The sister went on to narrate that when Abimbola’s phone was called, an unknown person answered the call and informed them that she was in his custody and would not release her until a ransom of N500,000 was paid.

It was when the police dug deep into the case that it became clear what happened. When the police caught up with Abimbola, she confessed to the crime and said she had wanted using the money to leave Ekiti State.

“It would be recalled that on the 16/06/2021 at about 1140hrs, one Bolaji Femi of Bawa Estate, Ado-Ekiti, came to New Iyin Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that her sister, one Suluka Abimbola left home for School at Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, on 15/06/2021 and did not return home,” he said.

“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(#500,000:00) is paid to a particular Union Bank Account belonging to one Adisa Damilola.”

“The case was immediately transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State CID where the owner of the account, one ADISA DAMILOLA ‘f’ 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 CALEB* ‘m’ 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.”

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