Men of the Adamawa state police command have arrested one, Israel Emmanuel, for planning his own kidnap and getting his father to pay ransom to the tune of N1 million (one million Naira).

According to the police command, Emmanuel was arrested after he visited the station to report his accomplices for cheating him.

He confessed to the self-kidnapping and said his accomplices lied to him that his father had paid a N500,000 ransom, whereas they received N1 million.

The Daily Post reports that Emmanuel collected his share of the declared N500,000, returned home, and told his family that he was released unharmed.

However, the story changed when he learnt that N1 million was paid for his ‘freedom’ as he could not contain the ‘betrayal’ from his accomplices.

Israel went to the Marraba Mubi Police Division to lodge a complaint and officers swiftly swung into action, investigated the matter, and arrested the perpetrators, including him.

Two of the three accomplices, Fartaci Kucol and Zakka Nuh, both from Mubi North LGA in northern Adamawa, who were also picked up, have similarly confessed to the crime.

They revealed that Emmanuel was kept in a village in Muvur within the Mubi North Local Government Area for six days and later Mubi metropolis where he spent another two days before the ransom was paid.

The third accomplice, Abdullhamid Mohammed, is still on the run.

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