A 24-year old OND graduate, Michael Duda, was yesterday paraded in Benin, Edo State, for kidnapped his teenage girlfriend to raise money for their wedding.
The Business Administration OND graduate from Federal Polytechnic Auchi was paraded with 104 suspects arrested for kidnapping, rape, robbery and cultism.
According to micheal, he got to know his victim after she accepted his friend’s request on Facebook. He added that the friendship grew stronger so he decided to invite her to his house which she accepted. According to him he didn’t abducted her against her wish, adding that both of them planned her kidnap to raise money for their wedding.
The teenage kidnap victim said Micheal invited her to come to his house, less than a month of becoming friends on Facebook. She said getting there, Michael abducted her and kept her for four days, raped her and also demanded for N4 million for her release.
Michael however denied demanding for N4 million ransom, saying that he demanded for just N2 million. “We planned to collect money from her father to raise money for our marriage but I did not collect the money again. She stayed in my house for four days,”
“I live at Ekae, off Sapele Road. She came to my house. We planned to collect money from her father to raise money for our wedding, but I did not collect the money again. She stayed in my home for four days.
“I couldn’t tell the father I want to marry his daughter. She said her father will not agree because she is yet to gain admission to a university. She was with me for four days. The father said he had no money. I was at home with my lover when the police came to arrest me.”