Police: Ateneo incident was a ‘kidnap me’

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

THE reported kidnapping of a student of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) inside the campus last November 21 turned out to be a case of "kidnap me" concocted by the alleged victim himself, police said Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Richard Albano, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, told Sun.Star in a phone interview that the reported kidnapping of a 20-year-old ADMU student is not true.

"Kidnap me ang nangyare. Kwento lang nung bata," Albano said.

According to police, the parents of the supposed victim reported the incident on the evening of November 21 at QCPD Station 9 (Anonas), and that the family of the victim supposedly received a ransom demand of P250,000 in exchange for the their son's release.

However, the alleged victim arrived home the next day unharmed, even if the parents failed to pay the ransom.

The QCPD anti-kidnapping group and the parents of the student have ruled out the kidnap angle after further investigation.

"Isasarado na ang kaso," Albano said.

The university earlier said on its website a student was kidnapped, around 6 p.m. in the North Car Park of the Loyola Heights Campus.

Fr. Nemesio S. Que, vice president of Ateneo de Manila University, reminded the students, faculty and employees to always wear their identification cards and report suspicious people to the school's security office. (Sunnex)

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