By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Two staffers of Titans Farms are now in police net of the Oyo State Police Command over an alleged blackmail, conspiracy and threat.
The two staffers, Oyeniyi Isreal and a Corps member with the farm identified as Ernest Ifechukwu Kingsley, were reportedly arrested by officers of Anti Kidnapping Squad (AKS), Dugbe headquarters last Friday.
The Corps member reportedly confessed to the police that he was not working alone while the other suspect, Isreal said to be one of the closest staffs to the company’s CEO, Mr. Gbenga Eyiolawi, was allegedly arrested for stealing company’s property worth millions of naira.
While reportedly confessing to the police, Israel allegedly confirmed stealing the items such as AC removed from the company but was reportedly found installed in his sitting room as well as 17 chairs, 2 water dispensers, 2 fridges, 2 printers, 4 window blinds, 1 manager’s chair, 1 manager’s table, 2 ACs, 2 golden stools, 3 TV sets, others.
Also, the company’s biggest delivery truck was also recovered from him before it could be sold.
Speaking on the issue, TITAN farms CEO, Mr. Gbenga Eyiolawi, said the development was a very bad experience for him as he could not sleep for good three days when he discovered how close this was to him. Mr Eyiolawi described Israel as one of the closest staff to him, adding, “in fact, Israel has become family. In reality, we started the company together and he got everything he ever needed even without asking, he was the de facto CEO.” “When I saw some of the contents being posted online to blackmail me, I knew those things can only come from an insider, but I never suspected Israel, because I trusted him so much.” he said. Oyo State command Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) DSP Adewale Osifeso when contacted said that the case is still being investigated by the men of AKS and appropriate action will be taken against the suspects after the completion of the Police investigation, saying, ” stealing and blackmail are criminal offences in Nigeria and all parties involved will be brought to book.”