A Nigerian couple have been arrested for allegedly staging the kidnap of their 21-year-old daughter, Stephine Solomon Oghenevoke, in Delta state.

Couple arrested

Stephine was declared missing after she left for work at Okumagba Estate in Warri, on July 19, 2021, and never returned home.

However, in a new development reported by PUNCH, her parents were nabbed on Sunday night, August 1, after the police received an intelligence report that they allegedly staged their daughter’s abduction.

According to a source who spoke with the publication, the parents who reside at Olomu Street in Warri were still being interrogated by the Police B-Division, Warri, as at Monday evening.

Another source alleged that Stephine, a staff at a popular Bank in Warri, had helped her parents secure a loan of N17 million from the bank.

They reportedly collected the loan for business development but failed to pay back as at when due which made the bank clamp down on them to return the loan. However, they reportedly refused to pay back.

According to the report, in an attempt to raise money to repay the loan, the couple allegedly resorted to staging their daughter’s kidnap.

Meanwhile, the alleged kidnap victim is yet to be released, according to the sources.

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