NigeriaOyo: Kidnap Kingpin, 28 Suspects Arrested

Oyo: Kidnap Kingpin, 28 Suspects Arrested


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Ibadan, Nigeria – After a failed attempt, Oyo State Police Command has arrested a kingpin and other twenty-eight (28) suspects involving in criminal activities within the state.

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According the state command, the suspected kidnapper, name withheld, was alleged to have written a threat letter to his victim, demanding N15 million ransom.


While parading the suspects at the command headquarters, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso told newsmen that the victim who resided at 7up Road, Oluyole area, received a call on his mobile phone from an unknown person who identified himself as the kingpin of a dreaded kidnapping syndicate.

“The suspect informed their mark that they had in their possession detailed information about daily routine including work and family and further threatened that they had concluded plans to abduct him and his family members” said Osifeso,

“In a bid to confirm their seriousness, the suspect(s) further went ahead by sending images (pictures) of the victim’s living room and office to establish that he has valid information about him and subsequently demanded for a ransom of N15 million from his mark, sternly warning him about the dangerous repercussions of involving the Police.

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“The terrified victim later reported this incident to the state Commissioner of Police, who immediately directed the command Monitoring Unit to fish out the criminal kingpin and anyone connected with the crime.

“Sequel to this directive, discreet investigations were initiated by the command’s monitoring unit which led to the apprehension of one Abdulazeez Faisal around Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Upon interrogation, he voluntarily confessed to the crime and also gave useful information that led to the arrest of another suspect.”

In a related development, the command also arrested 28 other suspects for various criminal activities, including car and motorcycle theft, armed robbery and murder.

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