Abia State University student arrested for feigning kidnap

Abia State University student arrested for feigning kidnap

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.


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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.

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