Police nab man who fakes own kidnap after receiving tricycle

By Friday Omosola

A tricycle rider, Adesina Shittu who feigned his kidnapping to steal the tricycle he was riding has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command.

Also, the Police arrested two other people, Olaoye Oluwatosin and Taiwo Olamide who attacked and kidnapped one Mrs Akinloye Folashade in the Ofosu area.

The Police image maker in the state, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said Adesina was arrested in Badagry, Lagos state with the tricycle.

According to the Police, Adesina informed the tricycle owner that he had been abducted and held hostage around the Igoba area, Akure, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, demanding ransom from his boss.

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The Police spokesperson said the owner of the tricycle bought the tricycle at a sum worth N1.6m and gave it to Adesina for daily delivery of N4000.

Odunlami noted that the suspects called his boss three days later to that he was kidnapped and that the owner should assist him to pay ransom for his release.

She said forensic analyses showed the suspect was in Badagry where he was eventually arrested together with the tricycle and brought back to Akure.

Odunlami said the three suspects would soon be charged in court.

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