Teenager kidnaps self, collects N1m from father with friends 


A teenager has been arrested in Adamawa State for organising his own abduction and collecting N1 million from his father as ransom. 

The suspect, Israel Emmanuel, perpetrated the crime alongside three of his friends, one of whom was communicating with his father for the ransom.  

The perpetrators confessed to the crime upon their arrests, according to Adamawa State Police Command. Their names are, Fartaci Mustapha and Zakka Nuhu, both from Mubi North Local Government Area. 

A third accomplice, Abdullhamid Mohammed, was at large as of the time of filing this report. 

Report said, Israel hid himself in Fartaci’s house for six days while they negotiated ransom with his father over the phone.  

After six days, Israel regrouped with his other accomplices to mount pressure on his father until the father agreed to pay N1 million. 

He detailed Fartaci and Abdulhamid to go to the bush in Mararaba Mubi to collect the ransom. 

The two met with Emmanuel, but it was Abdulhamid who took the money where it was kept for them. 

To the dismay of the rest in the kidnapping plot, Abdulhamid declared N500,000 only as the amount the father paid as ransom for Israel’s release. 

Israel returned home with N200,000 as his share of the N500,000 loot while Abdulhamid, who knew how he had betrayed his friends by keeping half of the loot to himself, promptly dropped out of sight, long before the police got into the matter. 

The other suspects were arrested following a complaint made to the Adamawa State Police Command by Israel’s father, Emmanuel, who at the time did not know that it was his son who abducted himself. 

Culled from The Nation 



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