George Nnamdi, a 200-level political science student of Abia State University has been arrested for false kidnap claims.
The Abia State University scholar reportedly sent a text message to one of his friends around 3 am on Thursday, May 13; claiming that he was kidnapped by six men carrying AK-47 rifles alongside other three students.
He however claimed that he was pranking his friend.
A 300-level Mass Communication student and friend of the suspect, Faith Godson said she alerted the University security after she received the text message; leading to the arrest of Nnamdi who was hiding in his lodge that is off the University campus.
Chief Security Officer of ABSU, ThankGod Evulobi who confirmed the incident disclosed that they received a distress call; that a student has been kidnapped and swung into action only to discover that George Nnamdi faked his own kidnap.
Evulobi said appropriate action will be taken against the supposed victim; in line with the rules and regulations guiding University.
1st News also reported a couple of weeks about the kidnap and demise of a young Nigerian lady identified as Hindy Umoren, who went missing after she went for a job interview.
The lady has since been found dead and buried in a shallow grave.
The spokesman of the Akwa Ibom Police Command, Odiko MacDon confirmed the development.
Specifically, the Police PRO disclosed that the suspect had owned up to the crime; adding that he had lured the victim to his house under the guise of giving her a job.