Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Malaysian police nab Nigerian for faking girlfriend’s kidnap

Police arrested the 20-year-old Nigerian and his 23-year-old girlfriend at the lobby of a hotel in Penang.

A Nigerian student in Malaysia was arrested for the weekend for alleged assisting his girlfriend to fake her kidnap and, subsequently, demanding about N76 million in ransoms, Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said on Tuesday.

The suspects demanded the ransom worth $500,000 from the girl’s father on Saturday.

Police arrested the 23-year-old woman and her 20-year-old Nigerian boyfriend at the lobby of a hotel in Penang on the same day.

Abdullah said the woman's father took a call from a man claiming that her daughter and her boyfriend were abducted and demanded a ransom for their release at about 3pm.

He said the woman's father, who was then in Kuching, lodged a police report shortly after.

"The couple, who studied at a local private university, planned to use the ransom money for their daily expenses and education," he said.

He said no money changed hands when both suspects were arrested and they were remanded at the Kajang police station until July 30 to facilitate investigations under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961.

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