Police Debunk Illegal Detention As 20-yr-old Allegedly Fakes Own Kidnap In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has denied a claim of illegal detention of persons linked to a case of abduction and demand for ransom in a kidnap incident involving 20-year-old Collins Oluchukwu Ikwebe.

The State’s Police Command Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed on his verified X handle that the 20-year-old faked his kidnap, as he and five other schoolmates had lodged in a short-let apartment in the Lekki axis of Lagos.

He said, “Following a report from his family, our investigation established that 20-year-old Collins Oluchukwu Ikwebe faked his own kidnap. His dad received several calls from Collins’ number but with different voices giving instructions on what amount of money to pay and methods of payment.”

The clarification becomes necessary due to a viral post from an X (formerly Twitter) user with handle 888@Flacko TG, where he posted, “Guys I’m locked up in Ikeja police station. I don’t have enough time, and idk (I don’t know) what to do, so, this…

Source: Leadership Newspaper