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, 6 males and 2 females.
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).
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.
During cross-examination of the suspects, they trailed suspects to the scene and arrested Umaru Lawal M 25yrs, “m” who led the squad to arrest other members of the gang.
Akinsanya added that the suspects will be handed over to the Oyo State Police Command’s anti-kidnapping squad for further investigation and prosecution.