Recently, police operatives in Abia State arrested a young boy of 17-year-old by name of Obinna Nwatu for allegedly faking his kidnapping so that he could extort some cash from his mother, Mrs Rose Nwatu, whom he claims is stingy.
According to reports from Instablog9ja, the secondary schoolboy had lodged a hotel back in September 2021 and with the help of an accomplice, he was able to contact his mom to demand the alleged sum of six million naira ransom.
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However, during an investigation by the Anti-kidnapping unit, one Chinaza Favour Ukaigwe whose bank account was used to receive a ransom of N200k was arrested. It was at this point Chinaza revealed that the young boy had faked his kidnap stating that he (Obinna) and his accomplice came to his shop at Aba Road and requested for his bank account to enable them to use and receive the school fees of their young sister.
Confessing about the crime, Obinna Nwatu said he conspired with Favour to fake his kidnapping because his mom is stringy. Now, do you think that telling the police officers that he faked his kidnapping because his mother is stingy would save him from being arrested?
Note that kidnapping is a big crime. According to law, If you defraud someone in other to cost them money or enrich themselves, then it's a crime punishable by law. However, Obinna Nwatu shouldn't have faked his kidnap rather could have talked with his mother if he needed some money. Another thing, what did he need such an amount of money to do at a young age?
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