BREAKING: Most reported kidnap cases faked, staged — Police

Police have disclosed that most reported kidnap cases across the country are either fake or stage-managed.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this during games of the Biennial Police tagged Oluyole 2024 at Olajire Hotel and Resorts Ibadan disclosed on Wednesday

He submitted that the security situation in the country is not as bad as being presented on social media.

According to him, “most videos and news of insecurity happenings in Nigerians online are old news, saying hardly will any conventional media house publish or broadcast them the way they are on social media.

“If you want to analyse kidnapping, how many cases do we have in Oyo? how many do we have as per geo-political zone? So if you want to analyse security situations, you don’t do that with mere speculations or psychological projections.

“We collate information and data of incidences, we are the ones to tell you if security situations are worrisome, but with what we have on ground, security situations in Nigeria are not worrisome.

“Most kidnapping incidents are fake or stage kidnapping, when people shout that they are been kidnapped, it is not all these incidences are real, many people fake kidnapping to get money from their people, while some do that to collect ransom from their families, let us demarcate between real kidnapping and stage kidnapping.”