A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Delta State for faking his kidnap in a bid to collect money from his rich uncle.
The self-kidnapper, according to the Delta State Police Command, had allegedly gone into hiding and sent a text message to his rich uncle that he had been kidnapped and would not be released until a ransom of N4 million is paid.
Channels TV reports that Ifeanyi had confessed to the police that he planned his own kidnap and made a ransom demand to secure his release
“I left Rivers for Delta state to plan my kidnap so that I can collect money from my uncle to complete my father’s house in the village and celebrate the Christmas and New Year in a big way.”
But his bubble burst after his uncle informed the police and he was traced to his hideout from the text messages he sent to his uncle and arrested.