Man kidnaps self, demands ransom
02 September 2013, 14:32
Lagos – A man has been arrested after he
allegedly "kidnapped himself" and demanded a 2 million naira ransom from his
brothers whom he labelled "stingy fellows", a report says.
According to naij.com, Samuel Ani, a coffin dealer in Enugu
State, faked his kidnapping and hid himself for six days in a bush while he
made telephone calls to his two brothers telling them he had been abducted and
that ransom was required to get him out of the purported kidnappers
He also convinced them he would be killed if the ransom was
A police spokesperson who confirmed the incident said the
case was reported to the State Police Command, which then mobilised its
Ani was however arrested after "some amount of money was
sent across to an account number provided by the kidnappers". A girl
who was sent to cash in the sum of 100 000 naira was located by the police
and "was tracked and arrested".
"Her revelation led to the arrest of Samuel who disclosed
that he was not kidnapped but that he kidnapped himself so that his wealthy
younger brothers can pay money for ransom which he will use to sort out his
business dealings", police said.
Read more at naij.com.