A 15-year-old Nigerian boy has been arrested for demanding a ransom from his father after staging his own kidnap with his friends in the central city of Jos, police said Friday.
The teenager and four accomplices aged between 15 and 22, were apprehended by police last week, after demanding a 500 000 naira (1 250 euros) ransom from his distressed father.
“It was staged perfectly”, Plateau State police chief Terna Tyopev told AFP.
“We are detaining them to ascertain why they did it and whether they have been behind other kidnaps that have been occurring in the area,” he said. Read more