The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Saturday, said news claiming an alleged kidnapping incident at River Park Estate, Abuja, was fake.
SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed in a statement that one Nnandi Agu of Games Village, who claimed he was kidnapped, faked his abduction in an attempt to defraud his brother, who lives in the Estate.
SP Adeh, who said Agu is in police custody, stated: “The FCT police Command is aware of the news making rounds about an alleged kidnapping incident at River Park estate in the early hours of today (yesterday) and wishes to state that contrary to reports, nobody was kidnapped in River Park Estate.
“One Nnandi Agu ‘m’ of Games Village only faked his own kidnap in an attempt to defraud his brother who lives within the said Estate.
“The suspect is currently in police custody undergoing interrogation.
“While investigation is still ongoing, further development would be communicated to the public.”