17 suspected kidnappers have been detained by the Oyo State Police Command for their alleged involvement in some recent kidnappings in various parts of the state.
Williams Adekunle, the state’s commissioner of police, made this announcement in a statement released by Adewale Osifeso, the command’s police public relations officer.
According to reports, eight of the suspects were involved in the kidnapping of Christopher Bakare, the manager of the property owned by the late Adebayo Alao-Akala, the state’s former governor. In the Surulere Local Government Area of the state, on a farm in Jabata, he was kidnapped.
The owner of a private clinic, Dr. Abdurasheed Oladoye, in Gbede in the same local government area was allegedly kidnapped by some of the eight suspects.
The police reported that they had collected various items from them, including a gun and spent ammunition as well as some cash.
The statement stated that Dr. Abdulrasheed Oladoye and Taiwo Christopher Bakare, both of the Jabata and Gbede communities in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State, were kidnapped on July 16 and 22, respectively.
Eight suspects were detained in relation to both kidnappings, and they are listed below. They are Anjola Abubakar, a 25-year-old woman, Sani Abdullahi, a 28-year-old man, Sani Jafaru, a 26-year-old woman, Sale Mohammadu, and Isah Muhammad, a 25-year-old woman.
Others include Mustapha Baruguma (m), age 20, Aliu Jafaru (m), age 50, and Umar Abubakar (m).
In a related incident, members of the Command stationed at the Iganna Divisional Police Headquarters have detained a kidnapping organization that operated in the Iganna, Iwere-Ile, and Ijio axis under the jurisdiction of the Iwajowa LGA.
The suspects are: 56-year-old Umar Jale Usman, 42-year-old Abdullahi Mohammed Sani, 45-year-old Jamiu Jubril, 35-year-old Kayode Kolade, 28-year-old Leggi Usman, 30-year-old Jamiu Iroko, 20-year-old Sule Bello, 20-year-old Umar Shuaibu, and 29-year-old Kali Weti.
One Dane gun, one spent cartridge, a detachable head cowl (in black), one pair of slippers, and N12,000 were among the items seized from them.
According to the PPRO, all of the suspects had admitted to their varied roles in the crime and were currently assisting the police in their ongoing investigations.
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