Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday declared that it has arrested no fewer than eight (8) suspected kidnappers.
NSCDC said that the arrested suspects have been terrorizing residents of some towns and villages in Oke-Ogun geopolitical zone of the state.
The command said that the Agro rangers squad of NSCDC in the state arrested the alleged kidnappers.
State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Iskilu Akinsanya, gave the names of the suspects as, Umaru Lawal, Umaru Saliu, Abase Musa, Barika Idris, Abdulahi Kanti, Boto Dengi, Fatimo Kiri, and Adiza Adamu.
Items recovered from the suspects according to him include one two Boxer Motorcycles, 4 Tecno phones, 1 QUP phone(5) 2 Itel phones and a sum of thirty-two thousand five hundred and ten Naira (N32,510,00).
Akinsanya added that the suspects will be handed over to the Oyo State Police Command’s anti-kidnapping squad for further investigation and prosecution.
He said, “The Agro Rangers squad of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command have arrested eight (8) kidnappers that have been terrorizing Ado Awaye, Araromi Lcda, Okaka and Otu in Itesiwsju local government and Ilero in Iwa LCDA.
“At around 2115hrs on Thursday, 20th of this month, one Chief Jowuro Oke-Ogun Alhaji Baani Abubakar called on Agro Rangers Oke-Ogun Axis that the runaway suspected kidnappers that had been operating in Ado-Awaye, Araromi Lcda, Okaka and Otu in Itesiwaju local Government and Ilero Lcda were spotted in Bobajiroro Hotel, Oke Adeta, Iseyin.
“At the Bobajiroro Hotel ,Six (6) male and two(2) female Bororo suspects were arrested. During cross-examination of the suspects, they trailed suspects to the scene and arrested Umaru Lawal M 25yrs, “m” who declared that the number used in tracking him belonged to his friend. Further interrogation revealed that those numbers were stored on his phone with different codes such as 52,42,33 etc. Umaru later agreed to help the corps in getting his friend.
“Names of the suspects were giving as, Umaru Lawal 25yrs – male from Ado-Awaye,(2) Umaru Saliu-27yrs m from Ado-Awaye, (3) Abase Musa-30yrs m from Odo-Ogun ISEYIN,(4) Barika Idris m from Ipapo Itesiwaju local govt, (5) Abdulahi Kanti 25yrs m from Odo-Ogun ISEYIN, (6) Boto Dengi 30yrs m from Fasola Oyo,(7) Fatimo Kiri teenager 8yrs f from Ilero, (8) Adiza Adamu 20yrs f from Ilero, Iwa LCDA.
“Items recovered from the suspects include (1) Boxer red motorcycle with ref no BDJ 580 UL (2) Boxer red motorcycle reg no EGB 628 UF (3) 4 Tecno phones (4) 1 QUP phone (5) 2 Itel phones (6) A sum of N32,510,00.(Thirty-two thousand five hundred and ten Naira).
“The suspects will be handed over to the Oyo State Police Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad for further investigation and prosecution”.