A man who masterminded his own kidnap in order to evade paying a debt he owes his pharmaceutical company in Edo state has been arrested by the police.
According to additional information we got from Instablog9ja, the suspect, Chikezie Precious, 25, was employed as a sales representative with a pharmaceutical company three years ago.
The suspect supplies drugs to most states in Southern Nigeria. A police report revealed that Chikezie ran into a financial problem as he owed the company some amount of money from drug sales.
The company was said to have engaged him to repay the debt owed. Standard Gazette gathered that, as a move to make the company write off the debt, the Chikezie went into hiding and raised a false alarm that he has been kidnapped on the road.
Instablog9ja further added Chikezie hatched his plans on his way back to Benin from Auchi to Agbo, Edo State, by dumping the company van along Ewohimi-Agbor road. He left the key on the driver’s seat and took public transport to Benin city, where he lodged into a Hotel.
It is reported that Chikezie switched off his mobile phones and requested his friend to call his company’s management that he has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen The management urgently reported the matter to the nearest station to where the company van was recovered.
Through high technical means, Chikezie was arrested in Benin city, where he attempted to take advantage of the high rate of abduction to clear his debt. The suspect, Chikezie Precious, told Standard Gazette’, that he was owing to his company over N900k (which is about ₵12,700) and faked his kidnap to see if they could write off the debt for him.