‘I Faked My Kidnap Due To Lack Of Fatherly Care, Loss Of Mum’, 24-year-old Suspect


24-year-old Medinat Ibrahim, on Wednesday disclosed that lack of fatherly care and loss of a dear mum informed her decision to conspire with two other accomplices to extract money from her dad through fake kidnap of her own self.

The classroom teacher said she decided to fake her kidnap to enable her get money to offset debts allegedly incurred during COVID-19 lock down.

Medinat, who hails from Oyo State, accused her step-mother of maltreatment since her mother’s demise.

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She said her business had collapsed, adding that salaries at the private school she teaches are not regular.

Parading Medinat and her accomplices, Amudalat Wahab and Hammed Lekqn in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi said the suspects would be charged for criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.

According to him, one Nurudeen Sholagberu reported the Kidnap of Medinat Ibrahim at Oko -Olowo area of Ilorin through the command’s emergency telephone line.

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He said the newly constituted state anti-Kidnapping team was directed to take over the investigations.

He explained that during investigations it was discovered that the said Medinat conspired with her sister Amudalat Wahab to arrange her kidnap.

According to him, a bank account belonging to one Hammed Lekan was used to cash the ransom of N250,000.

The police spokesperson noted that during interrogation the said Medinat Ibrahim confessed to have faked her own kidnap to enable her get money from her father.


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