Police in Bauchi have arrested a father and his son for allegedly faking a kidnap of their relation. In a statement issued by the spokesperson of Bauchi State Police Command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, the Police said that the suspects faked the kidnap to extort money from one of their rich relatives.
According to him, a grandson of the alleged victim, Abubakar Mohammed of Kofar Idi Bauchi reported at the Township Police Station that his 80-year old grandfather, Abdullahi Duguri of Bakaro ward Bauchi was abducted by unknown persons who demanded N30 million before his release.
However, according to the statement, discreet investigation by Police detectives revealed that the victim conspired with his son, Mohammed Bashir and his friend Musa Ibrahim now at large to fake the abduction.
Haruna said that both the alleged victim and his son were arrested and had confessed to the conspiracy.