Gloria Ogbu

The Ekiti State Police Command have apprehended Samuel Ameh for allegedly kidnapping himself and collected #200, 000 ransom from his boss.

The suspect who pleaded guilty to the crime disclosed that he committed the offense with three of his friends, Friday Adejoh, Sunday Abah and Simon Moses who is currently on the run.

He stated that he abducted himself because his friend Simon Moses needed transport fare to go back to Kogi state, which made him to liaise with his friends, Friday Adejoh and Sunday Abah.

NEWSTODAYNG gathered that the Suspects requested #5,000,000 as ransom from his Boss but, was able to narrow their negotiation to #200,000 because his Boss was unable to pay the 5m.

Meanwhile, Ameh didn’t get to see the money before his arrest.

In his words: “Because of my friend who needed money to travel to Kogi state, I kidnapped myself. I went to my 2 friends place and then called my boss to demand for #5 million ransom. I stay in Ikere-Ekiti.”

However, another suspect, Friday Adejoh who planned with him to commit the crime denied collecting the ransom.

He said: “He asked me to help him speak Yoruba to his boss, after I spoke with his boss in Yoruba, he said he would bring #200,000 that he does not have the #5 million we demanded.”

“I was the one who was to collect the ransom, but the phone his boss was calling went off, so, I don’t know who collected the #200,000 ransom.”

The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu confirmed the arrest of the 3 suspects while parading over 20 criminals in Ekiti State, adding that the command is making efforts to bring the fourth suspect to book.

The 3 suspects