Men of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested a young man, identified as Issa Naigheti, for allegedly kidnapping his father and collecting a ransom of N2.5 million.
The spokesperson of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed Issa’s arrest, said he was arrested around the Kambi area of Ilorin by officers attached to the anti-kidnapping team of the Kwara police command.
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Okasanmi further revealed that the suspect admitted to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father during interrogation.
“The suspect confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, Bature Naigboho in Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo State and collected N2.5m ransom”, he said.
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Okasanmi further revealed that the case would be transferred to Oyo State, which is where the crime took place.
In other news, operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested some suspects in connection with the rape and kidnap of some victims in Ughelli North LGA of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement dated Wednesday, January 4, gave a detailed account of how the suspects used Facebook to lure unsuspecting victims to an hotel, gangrape them and then held them hostage till their parents pay ransom to secure their release.
He also said the suspects filmed one of the victims while inserting a candle into her private part, and used the explicit video to blackmail her parents into paying a huge ransom.