17 Suspected Kidnapping Syndicates In Police Net In Oyo State

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Seventeen suspected kidnapping syndicates terrorizing the people of Igana in Iwajowa Local Government Area and Ogbomoso axis of Oyo State are now in police net.

Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Adewale Osifeso disclosed this on Friday, while briefing newsmen on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, CP. Adewale Williams.

According to SP Osifeso some of the suspects were responsible for the abduction of the farm manager of the former governor of the state, late Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, Christopher Taiwo Bakare who was kidnapped on 16th July, 2022.

The PPRO gave names of the arrested suspects as Anjola Abubakar, 25, Sani Abacha Abdulahi, 28, Sani Abacha Jafaru, 26, Sale Muhammadu, 25, Isha Seriki Muhammed, 25, Aliu Jafaru aged 50, Umar Abubakar, 34, Mustapha Baruguma aged 20, Unaru Jale Usman, aged 56, Abdulahi Muhammed Sani, 42, 

He stated that other arrested suspects are Jamiu Jubril, 45, Kayode Kolade, 35, Laggi Usman, 28, Jamiu Iroko, 30, Sule Bello, 20, Umar Shuaibu, 20, Kali Weti aged 29 were responsible for the abduction of one Aishat Lawal female, Haruna Jaye, male and Olasunkanmi Wasiu.

The PPRO pointed out that in a bid to rid the state of criminal and unscrupulous elements the Oyo State Police Command under CP Adewale Williams has completely rejig the command’s security architecture to cater comprehensively and qualitatively for all and sundry .

” The command in concept with communal partnerships relevant sister agencies and non state actors have been able to collectively meet up and resolve the yearnings and concerns of the good people of Oyo state regarding emerging and existing security threats to include armed robbery, defilement and kidnapping”, he said.

SP Osifeso added, ” to this effect the command today, Friday paraded the abductors of one Christopher Taiwo Bakare male and Dr. Rasheed Oladoye male who were kidnapped on the 16th and 22nd of July at Jabata and Gbede via Ogbomoso axis respectively.”

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, CP. Adebowale Williams appreciate the residents for their support and enjoyed them to be unrelenting and generous with the provision of credible and timely information capable of nipping crime in the bud at all times”.

SP Osifeso stressed further that Anjola Abubarkar, Sani Abacha Abdulahi, Sank Abacha Jafaru, Sale Mohammed, and Isah Seriki were responsible for the kidnap of the Akala’s farm manager, while Umar Abubakar, Mustapha Baruguma, Aliu Jafaru were responsible for the kidnap of Dr. Rasheed Oladoye, he maintained that the suspects have confessed to the crime and they are under open interrogations, as they are helping the police with informations that will be of a great help to the command.

He listed exhibits recovered  from the 17 suspects as one dane rifle gun, detachable hood cap, one expended cartridge, sum of twelve thousand naira and a pair of one slippers.

Answering questions from newsmen, one of the suspects, Abudulahi Muhammed, a resident of Igana, said, “I was arrested for kidnapping one Alhaji Yahyah, I’m active member of the kidnap syndicate, I have been on kidnapping business for over two years and the first victim we kidnapped last gave us a ransom of 1m and I was given 150k as my share of the money, we used to operate anywhere that is conducive for us in Igana area.

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