The security department of the Abia State University has arrested one George Nnamdi, a 200-level political science student of the institution for faking his own kidnap.
According to reports, Nnamdi had sent a text message, in an apparent prank to one of his friends around 3:00 am on Thursday, alleging that he has been kidnapped by six men carrying AK-47 rifles alongside three other students.
Another friend of the suspect, a 300-level Mass Communication student, Faith Godson, added that she received a text message from Nnamdi that he had been kidnapped and immediately alerted the University security which swung into action and arrested Nnamdi who was hiding in his lodge that is off the University campus.
The University Chief Security Officer, ThankGod Evulobi, who confirmed the incident said they received a distress call that a student has been kidnapped and swung into action only to discover that George Nnamdi faked his own kidnap.
He added that the University Senate has been informed of the development and is expected to take appropriate action against the supposed victim in line with the rules and regulations guiding the university.