The police in Kano State have arrested a 19-year-old man, Nafiu Sulaiman, for allegedly “kidnapping himself” and collecting N365,000 ransom from his uncle under whom he works in a cement shop in Garindau village in Warawa LGA.
Confessing to the crime when he was paraded by the police, the suspect said he organised his own kidnap and that he did that to get money and to buy clothes and other things.
He said he took himself to an uncompleted building and stayed there for some days, adding that the money he collected was stolen from him.
He explained that, “I planned everything. I used another line to call my boss, who is also my uncle. I demanded a ransom and asked them to drop it somewhere. I stayed there all these long, and when I needed food, I came out to buy and go back.
“But I didn’t use even one per cent of the money. I spent only N20,000 and buried the money somewhere. When I got there I found the money was stolen.”
The state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Muhammad Usaini Gumel, said the suspect was arrested in the course of investigation and that he confessed to have single-handedly framed his own kidnapping to extort his uncle.