The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a makeup artist and three others for allegedly faking the abduction of one Agnes Ogbeh.

The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Friday, March 22, identified the suspects as Margret Itodo ‘f’ aged 25, Agnes Ogbeh ‘f’ aged 23, Esther Anyanwu ‘f’ aged 24 and Anthony Chinakwe ‘m’ aged 24.

According to the statement, “On March 19, 2024, Agnes Ogbeh, resident in Akure, had travelled to Lagos and was reportedly kidn@pped in Lagos.

The family back in Akure received a video showing Agnes and one other ti£d, gagged, and groaning with bl%%d droplets around them.

The ‘kidn@ppers’ demanded the sum of Five Million Naira for the release of Agnes.

Upon receipt of the complaint, detectives of the Command commenced a discreet and diligent investigation into the matter. The hideout was located where Agnes, the other lady in the video and two others were found living freely together.

Further investigations revealed that Margaret Itodo is a professional make-up artist who was hired to make the video look real. All four have made confessional statements and are to be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.”