Police arraign 26-year-old woman who faked own kidnap 

The Nigeria Police has arraigned a 26-year-old woman, Atagher Queen, who allegedly faked her kidnap, before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The police charged Queen with three counts of fake kidnap and extortion.

She, however, pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the Prosecution counsel, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 10, about 2.30 p.m. at Lekki Phase II.

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Insp Uwadione alleged that Queen faked her own kidnap and demanded N10 million, from Mr Oluwafemi, her boss, for her release before her plans were foiled.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 2, 3 and 5 of the Kidnapping Prohibition Laws of Lagos State 2017.

Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

The case has been adjourned till February 3, for mention.

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