The Delta State Police Command has arrested three teenagers for staging the kidnapping of one of their friends and extorting N700,000.

This was made known in a statement shared by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe, on his X account on Friday.

He wrote, “These three suspects are friends all 17 years old. They conspired and faked the kidnap of one of their friends in Agbor, called the parent of one of them, and demanded a ransom. They were arrested after collecting a ransom of N700,000.

“Make our boys dey calm down o. Short cut to success leads to a short life. Imagine a 17-year-old who knows how to fake kidnap just to collect money from the parent.

“The sad part is that the parents will start running up and down for them to evade justice. Justice must be served.”