Woman fake own kidnap, demand N10m from employer (Watch Video)


Ataghar Namdo, has been arrested by Anti-Kidnapping squad of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly conspiring with her lover, Emmanuel Idu, and a suspected military man, David Okpe, to fake her kidnap.

It was gathered by PUNCH Metro that Namdo staged her abduction with her accomplices, who took her into a bush in the Sangotedo area of Ajah, where footage of her allegedly in the kidnappers’ den was recorded.

It was also reported by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, through a statement released on Sunday, that the footage showed the 26-year-old blindfolded as the alleged kidnappers whisked her away in a truck, adding that the suspects demanded the random of N10m from Namdo’s employer and threatened to kill her if the ransom was not paid.

It was revealed that that the victim’s employer reported the case to the police, adding that investigation led to Namdo’s rescue and the arrest of one of the accomplices, Okpe, who recorded the footage.

Elkana said in a statement, read below:-
January 16th, 2020, around 10pm, the operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping  squad, Lagos State Police Command, reported arrested one Ataghar Namdo, 26-years-old, for faking her own kidnap on Thursday, January 9, 2020, around 6.30pm. It was however, revealed that the suspect conspired with one, Emmanuel Idu, who said to be her boyfriend alongside Okpe David, to produce a short video of herself blindfolded and driven into a bush in a truck. In the second video, the woman, a mother of one, was seen in a bush around the Sangotedo area of Ajah, being threatened by a man wearing a mask and holding a jack knife. Before the police officials later identified the masked man as Emmanuel Idu. “The abductors were demanding N10m as ransom in the video. The two videos were sent to the employer of the lady with a threat to kill her and to also go after the family of the employer if the ransom was not paid. “Frightened by the threat contained in the videos and the follow-up calls, the said employer, who is into the vehicle fleet business, reported the case to the police. On the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Unit to carry out an in-depth investigation into the case.
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