A couple has been detained by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly orchestrating the kidnapping of their 21-year-old daughter, Stephine Solomon Oghenevoke.
Remember that the young woman went missing on July 19, 2021, when she departed for work at Okumagba Estate in Warri and never returned.
The parents were arrested on Sunday night, August 1, after police operators monitoring the incident got intelligence inputs suggesting the parents had reportedly orchestrated their daughter’s abduction, according to Punch.
As of Monday evening, Stephine’s parents, who live on Olomu Street in Warri, were still being probed by the Police B-Division, Warri, according to sources.
According to one of the sources, Stephine Solomon, a Heritage Bank employee in Okumagba Estate, Warri, Delta State, assisted her parents in obtaining a N17 million loan from the bank.
It was discovered that the pair borrowed money from the bank for business development but refused to repay the loan for a long time, despite the bank’s repeated demands for repayment.
However, it was learned that the pair had stage-managed their daughter’s kidnapping in order to raise money to pay off the loan.
According to the sources, the suspected abduction victim has yet to be released.
When contacted, spokesperson for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe said he could not confirm the report yet.