The Rivers state police command has refuted claims that a University of Port Harcourt student, Jennifer Spiff, has been abducted.
A video of Jennifer claiming she had been abducted and her abductors were asking for money her parents couldn’t afford made the rounds online on Monday, August 22.
Viral reports alleged that the young lady was kidnapped in Port Harcourt and that her abductors were demanding a N5 million ransom and had threatened to kill her today, Tuesday, August 23, if the ransom wasn’t paid.
However, reacting to the video via its Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon, the Rivers state police command claimed the video was staged, possibly with the intention of fleecing unsuspecting members of the public.
The tweet read,
“ With regards to a video that trended shortly yesterday, where one Jennifer Spiff, a UNIPORT Student, was allegedly kidnapped, the Police wishes to state that the entire charade was staged by the “ victim ”, possibly to fleece unsuspecting members of the public. The Police is conducting an indepth investigations into the matter, while the outcome will be unveiled accordingly ”.
In related news, a young Nigerian lady, Safiyanu Amira, who raised a false kidnap alarm on Twitter a few days ago, has confessed that nothing of the kind happened and apologized to Nigerians.
Amira had, in a series of tweets, alleged that she and 17 other victims were abducted at gunpoint from different parts of Abuja last Tuesday by men in uniform and driven off in a van and afterward separated into two groups.
She had also tweeted the locations of the alleged kidnappers, claiming they were unaware that she was with a phone.
A hail of concerned Nigerians quickly reposted the distress tweet, pleading with the Nigerian police force to intervene.
However, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command later exposed that it had found the missing Safiyanu Amira and debunked the alleged kidnapping.
Cc : theparadise