A 17-year-old girl identified as Seun Adekunle, and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi, have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for faking her kidnap.
The teenager who lives at 32 Agura Road Abeokuta, was reportedly lured by Olasunkanmi, a butcher, who lives at No 4, Ogun Radio, Abeokuta to fake her kidnap.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Friday.
Oyeyemi explained that they were arrested at their hideouts following a report by the mother of the girl, Bukky Adekunle.
The PPRO said the mother reported at Enugada Police Division on Thursday that her daughter was missing since Monday.
The mother, according to the Police spokesperson said, she sent her daughter on an errand to Lafenwa market since Monday and had not returned since then.
According to the PPRO, she stated further that she received a call from someone two days later who claimed to have kidnapped the girl and demanded the sum of#500,000 as ransom if she liked to see her daughter alive.