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Two Kidnappers Arrested In Osun

Posted: May 23, 2015 at 6:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti, Osogbo


Detectives from Osun State Police Command have arrested two kidnappers suspected to be terrorizing the people of Osogbo, Osun State Capital.

The suspects; Ayo Sunday (26) and Dare Ojo (20) were arrested at their hideout at Imo in Ilesa, after successfully rescued of their victim; Semowo Abayomi (35).

Osun State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Marafa confirmed the incident through the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mrs. Folasade Odoro (DSP). A Mazda 323 saloon car with registration number Bayelsa NEM 619GT, a pomp action and a cutlass were recovered from the kidnappers.

The Police Commissioner disclosed that the victim was kidnapped on Saturday May 17, 2015 at a location near Osogbo Sports Stadium and they were taken to an unknown location.

He explained that the wife of the victim, Semowo Adeola reported the incident to the police saying that they were together going to visit one Bamidele Ojo at Ilesa Garage, Osogbo, when four masked men waylaid them and kidnapped her husband.

The CP maintained that immediately the policemen were alerted, the detectives swung into action while the kidnappers were demanding for a sum of N1.5million as ransom from their relations.

The Commissioner said that no ransom was paid to the kidnappers when the victim was rescued. According to him, “we swung into action immediately when we received the information and we started trailing the suspects. We went to the hideout of the kidnappers and we dislodged them”.

Meanwhile, the suspects have confessed the crime. While speaking with our reporter, one of the suspects, Ayo Sunday, noted that the victim was introduced to them by one Alowonle now at large.

The CP said further that full investigation has commenced into the matter adding that the law will be allowed to take its full course.