The police force in Bauchi state have arrested a known businessman, Abdullahi Mohammed for allegedly faking his own kidnap.
The public relations officer of the Bauchi state command, Abubakar Kamal, said one Tijjani Mohammed had on May 12, 2019, reported to the police that Mohammed, his brother, left home for business in Kano, but did not return when he ought to.
He said Tijjani hald hinted the police that Abdullahi called later and informed him about his kidnap near Gusau in Zamfara state while on the business trip.
Kamal said Abdullahi told Tijjani that the abductors demanded a ransom of N10 million and directed the family to deliver the ransom before he would be released.
He explained that Tijjani said the ransom was later cut down t 1 millon naira and the abductors directed that the money be brought to Bauchi.