….parades suspected killers of Akinyele farmer
By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a dreaded syndicate and masterminds of the kidnap of the Igangan Local Council Development Area(LCDA), Mr. Adeleke Jacob Olayiwola, along Iganna/Ado-Awaye road.
Western Post recalled that the local government chairman was kidnapped last year, on his way to Ibadan for a meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde on October 25, 2020.
He was said to have been dispossessed of his property, while a ransom of N5.5million was also paid to the abductors before his release.
While parading the suspects at the state police command, Eleyele, Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Ngozi Onadeko, disclosed that her credible intelligence, through the command’s operatives monitoring team intercepted and arrested the syndicate, armed with Ak-47 rifle.
The CP further said that he has confessed to the kidnapping, upon interrogation.
The arrested suspects according to her, are Babuga Mohammadu (Male, 28 years), Rabiu Muhammadu (Male, 37 years), Usman Mohammed (Male, 30 years), Aliyu Mohammed (Male, 26 years), while the exhibits recovered from them include, one double barrel gun, one cut to size gun and four live cartridges.
Her words: “Similarly, the Command Monitoring Team through the optimum utilisation of the State Intelligence Assets apprehended a notorious kidnapping syndicate armed with sophisticated weapons who invaded the farm of one Oluwole Agboola at Adegede village, via Aba-Odo area, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.”
“The armed kidnappers attacked the victim and later whisked him away to an unknown location where they subsequently contacted his relatives and collected a ransom of N1.65 million, yet still brutally murdered and abandoned him in the bush where he had been held hostage for several days.”
“Discrete investigation carried out by crack police detectives, led to the arrest of three members of the kidnapping syndicate who all confessed to the crime.”
“The suspects are Dahiru Usman, male 35 years of age, Muhammadu Ahmadu, male, 32 years of age and Ibrahim Mamuda, male, 20 years of age.”
Onadeko, however, used the medium to reiterate her readiness to rid the of criminal elements in a bid to ensure that residents could sleep with their two eyes closed.
She, similarly, lauded the collaboration of residents of the state with the police, since her assumption of office in the state on January 15.