Taxi driver stages his own kidnapping to spend time with girlfriend

- A middle-aged South African taxi driver has been arrested for staging his own kidnapping

- He was found hiding in his girlfriend's house

- The two are set to appear before the court

An unidentified cab driver has been arrested by detectives in South Africa alongside his girlfriend for allegedly kidnapping himself.

According to local media reports, the man had reportedly gone to spend with his 31-year old lover in the outskirts of Limpopo town.

Taxi driver stages his own arrest to spend time with girlfriend

A middle-aged South African taxi driver has been arrested for staging his own kidnapping. Courtesy: News24.com

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Confirming the arrests, authorities intimated that the driver had advised the woman to brief the owner of the taxi that he had been hijacked by obscure men driving three vehicles without number plates.

The girlfriend later opened a kidnapping case with the local police, after which detectives launched a probe into the matter.

The driver was subsequently arrested while hiding in the woman's house.

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