NSCDC arrests eight suspected kidnappers terrorising Oyo communities


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command, has arrested eight suspected kidnappers terrorising Ado Awaye, Araromi, Okaka and Otu communities in the Itesiwaju Local Government Area and Ilero in the Iwa Local Council Development Authority of the state.

The command stated that one Alhaji Baani Abubakar, otherwise known as Chief Jowuro, made a distress call to the Agro Rangers in Oke-Ogun around 11.15pm on Thursday.

The state commandant of the NSCDC, Iskilu Akinsanya, said the runaway suspected kidnappers were spotted at Bobajiroro Hotel, Oke Adeta, Iseyin.

Akinsanya, who disclosed that six males and two female suspects were arrested, added that in the course of investigation, his men trailed one of the suspects, Umaru Lawal, to a hideout.

He said, “Interrogation revealed that some numbers were stored in his phone with different codes such as 52, 42, 33 etc.

“Umaru later agreed to help the corps in getting his friend. Items recovered from the suspects include a red Boxer motorcycle with registration number, BDJ 580 UL; a red Boxer motorcycle registration number, EGB 628 UF; four Tecno phones sets; one QUP phone; two Itel phones; and sum of N32,510,00.”

The Civil Defence Public Relations Officer, Oluwole Olusegun, said the suspects would be handed over to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Oyo State Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.

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