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Undergraduate arrested for kidnapping teenager, collecting N50,000 ransom 

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, has arrested a 21 year-old undergraduate, Anthony Oscar, for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old girl.

The NSCDC State Commandant, Mr Oluyemi Ibiloye, disclosed this while parading the suspect and two others on Tuesday in Akure.

The commandant explained that the suspect collected N50,000 as ransom from the parents of the victim.

He added that the suspect was arrested on February 17, at his residence in Calabar in Cross River State by the Tactical Team of the Command.

The commandant said Anthony, a resident of no. 31 Jordan St., Ikot Ishie, Calabar, Cross River, is a specialist in kidnapping of teenagers for ransom.

“On January 30, 2024, a complaint of their missing 17-year-old daughter, Araba Joy Temitope, was reported at the NSCDC headquarters by Mr and Mrs Araba Alaba of number 24, Double Taiwo St., Ijoka in Akure.

“Temitope (victim) was reported missing since Jan. 24, 2024 while returning home from her school, Elibest College of Education, Oba-Ile in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

“On January. 30 the command issued a ‘Missing Person Statement’ to the press for whoever knows her whereabouts to contact the parents or the command at the contact numbers,” he said.

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