Accountant allegedly fakes own kidnap, steals company’s $50,000
Eterna Plc, a lubricant producing firm in Ikoyi, Lagos State, had sent Femi Akinola, 30, to withdraw the sum from UBA, on Thursday, November 17, but on getting back to the office, he reportedly told his boss that he was kidnapped on the way from the bank, and was dispossessed of the money and his phones.
Akinola was subsequently arrested. Police investigation reportedly revealed that he faked his own kidnap. He later led the operatives to the fence of a primary school in the Bariga area, where $30,000 concealed inside a concrete block was recovered. .
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said Akinola stripped himself and threw his phones into a river to perfect the ploy. He confessed to have given out $15,000.