How 20-Yr-Old Student, Collins Ikwebe Fake Kidnap, Demands Over $700,000 Ransom" – Lagos Police

Date: 23-06-2024 4:14 pm (4 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 23-06-2024 04:14 PM (4 weeks ago)

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has exposed a staged kidnapping involving a 20-year-old student, Collins Ikwebe, and five of his schoolmates. This revelation came after a distressing social media post went viral, drawing public attention to the case.

The incident was brought to light on Saturday following a post on X (formerly Twitter) by a user identified as 888 @FlackoT, a friend of one of the suspects. The post read, “Guys, I’m locked up in Ikeja Police Station. I don’t have enough time and I don’t know what to do. So, this is my only alternative. So, y’all know what happened to me.”

The user further explained, “Someone faked his kidnapping and requested for ransom from his dad. His dad reported the case to SARS. They tracked his phone. I genuinely knew nothing about it until I reached the station.”

Expressing concerns about the legal process, the user added, “His dad came to the station and requested his release but they insisted on taking the case to court, which could take up to three years to resolve. Other people that were in the apartment with him are locked up as well.”

Responding to these claims, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the details of the case. “Following a report from his family, our investigation established that 20-year-old Collins Oluchukwu Ikwebe faked his own kidnap,” Hundeyin stated.

The police spokesperson detailed a complex scheme involving multiple ransom demands. “His dad received several calls from Collins’ number but with different voices giving instructions on what amount of money to be paid and methods of payment,” Hundeyin explained. Over two weeks, various sums were demanded, ranging from $500,000 to as low as N30,000.

The breakthrough in the case occurred on Thursday, June 20, 2024, when detectives from the Lagos State Police Command raided a short-let four-bedroom apartment in Lekki. They discovered Collins and five of his schoolmates (one male, four females) who had been staying there for the past 10 days.

While the investigation is ongoing, the police are working to determine the level of involvement of the other five individuals found in the apartment. Hundeyin emphasized, “For now, none of the suspects has been exonerated.”

This case underscores the commitment of the Lagos State Police to uncover and address fraudulent activities, ensuring that justice is served.

Posted: at 23-06-2024 04:14 PM (4 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 23-06-2024 05:21 PM (4 weeks ago)
$500,000 to as low as N30,000. Grin Grin Grin  low life pikin Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes if I be the papa i go disown him or kill im cos he has broken the brotherhood  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 23-06-2024 05:21 PM (4 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- kp45 at 23-06-2024 07:31 PM (4 weeks ago)
Wayward children this days
Posted: at 23-06-2024 07:31 PM (4 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero