By Akpos Oghenetega,
21-year-old Stephanie Solomon declared missing by the police about a week ago has been found and arrested by the police in Asaba, after it was discovered she faked her own disappearance.
Stephanie was arrested alongside her parents, boyfriend, and her pastor’s wife following the discovery by the police that she has allegedly conspired with the other alleged accomplices to defraud her employer, a micro-financial institution an undisclosed amount of money.
It was learned that Stephanie who works for the company, based in Warri, Delta State, and that specializes in giving out loans to small and medium business owners, to help them in their businesses, connived with her mother and their CAC pastor’s wife to collect loan from the company with the intention of not paying back.
According to a source close to the family who sort anonymity, trouble started when the management of the company discovered that the loans collected through her have not been paid, she was then ordered to go after the loan defaulters and recovered the loan since she was the one that processed it.
It was further learned that Stephanie knowing she was about to be discovered conspired with her parents and boyfriend to fake her disappearance in a bid to get the company off her back.
They allegedly agreed that she relocate to Asaba the state capital to live with one of her aunties until the matter died down.
Recall that Stephanie Solomon was declared missing on the 27th of July, 2021 by the Delta State Police command through a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe.
The police statement reads, “One Stephanie Solomon Oghenevoke ‘f’, of Okumagba Estate, Delta State whose photograph is on your screen has been reported missing.
“Age 21yrs old, 5ft tall, dark in complexion, no tribal marks and speaks Pidgin English and Urhobo languages fluently.
“The victim left home 19/7/2021 at about 0820hrs to work at Okumagba Estate and has not returned since then. All efforts made to trace her whereabouts proved abortive.”
However, according to a reliable source close to the family, Stephanie was arrested in Asaba by the Delta State Police Command who detailed its men in ‘B’ Division, Warri to arrest her parents and other accomplices.
“As I speak to you now, she is held in Asaba while her parents are in ‘B’ Division, but I don’t know if they have arrested any other person about the issue.”
When contacted for confirmation, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, told Advovate.ng. that the “girl has not been arrested yet, but her father who aided her is in police custody.
Further attempts to reach the DPO of ‘B’ Warri also proved abortive as at press time.