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Police arrest 2 for kidnapping, 6 others in Ekiti

Ekiti State Police Command has nabbed two men, who were alledgedly responsible for the  kidnapping of a farmer, Segun Adams, in his farm at Kajola,…

Ekiti State Police Command has nabbed two men, who were alledgedly responsible for the  kidnapping of a farmer, Segun Adams, in his farm at Kajola, a farmstead  in Ado Ekiti.

The alleged culprits, Ojo Jubril and Job Mathew, were arrested during an expanded forest combing operation un-dertook by the police and other security networks in the state.  

Briefing newsmen while parading the suspects and six others, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Sunday Ayemoni, said the culprits were involved in alleged kidnapping, murder, conspiracy and armed robbery.

He said; “On November 23, 2022, at about 3:30pm, while the command operatives were on a rescue operation inside Ijan – Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area’s forest, they arrested two notorious kidnappers namely; Ojo Jubril and Job Matthew. 

“Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed that they kidnapped one Adams Segun, 55 years, in his Kajola  Farm settlement, Ijan-Ekiti on November 16th, 2022.

“The suspects confessed to various kidnappings in Ekiti State and mentioned one Daniel Matthew, Busuyi Popoola, and Daniel, second name unknown as their accomplices. 

“They confessed further that they were resposnble for the killing of a Adams Segun, one of their kidnap victims”. 

Ayemoni said exhibits such as one cut-to-sizr single barrel and expended cartridge, were recovered from the arrest-ed suspects. 

The police also arrested one Ibrahim Babangida during a bush combing on Government Reserve forest along Odo-Ado, Ijan-Ekiti,Ise-Ekiti,Emure-Ekiti and Ikere-Ekiti. 

He said after Babangida’s arrest, other gang on sighting the police, escaped into the bush in different directions. 

“Upon interrogation,suspect confessed to kidnapping of one Tiasu Mohammed and Abdullahi Saleh in Odido farm settlement of Ado-Ekiti on 28th October, 2022, at about 10pm”.

 The police also noted that three kidnappers, who were allegedly involved in the abduction of a school principal, Oladele Emmanuel, Olajide Idowu , Ajayi Folorunsho and one Ijaodola, had been arrested. 

They were kidnapped while on transit along the Irele/Oke-Ako road that has become notorious and proned to reck-less abduction in recent time.

“Upon receipt of the information, our operatives, in collaboration with the personnel of the Nigerian Army, Civil Defence Corps and Vigilante group trailed the hoodlums into the forest between Irele and Iyemero-Ekiti, where the operatives had gun duel with them.

“They were overpowered by the superior firepower of the security operatives, which led to the rescue of the kid-napped victims and arrest of three suspects”.