A Form Four student from Kamunda Secondary School in Awendo, Migori County has been arrested for allegedly faking his own abduction and demanding Ksh.20,000 ransom from his mother.
22-year-old Joseph Odhiambo was frog-marched to Awendo police station by his mother after admitting that his alleged kidnapping was nothing but a ruse.
Odhiambo claimed to have been abducted by unknown individuals on January 5, 2023, before showing up at his mother's doorsteps on January 9, clad in blood-stained clothes.
After questioning the young boy confessed sending numerous test messages to her mum trying to get some money from her, he went further to indicate that he was going to use the said money to clear his fees balance.
In an interesting development, he also confessed to having bought blood from a local butchery sprinkling it on his clothes tp show he had been roughed up by his imaginary abductors.
However the mother Grace Otieno has dismissed claims that she had any pending fees balance.
The area police boss revealed that investigations were currently underway and Odhiambo will be punished for his actions.
This interesting development comes amid a worrying increase in the number of criminal activities around the country with questions raised as to what could be happening in the society of late.
Anthony... We are living in a man eat man society and even minors have learned to survive in that kind of society aisee...the blame lands on our leaders who are rule models to the young generation..when the leaders are being mentioned in mega scams in every other day , what else can be expected from the youngsters .
James... Sometimes i don't understand how Africans operates why arrest him that's a family issue period!
Vee... Nowadays kids are watching alot of movies...influence at its best
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