No less than eight persons, including two young ladies, suspected to be a kidnapping syndicate have been arrested in Iseyin town, Oyo State, by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
This was made known on Friday in a statement by the Civic Defence Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Corps, Olusegun Oluwole.
NSCDC revealed that the suspects were arrested by the Agro Rangers squad of the Corps, Oyo State Command.
According to the statement, the eight arrested kidnappers have been terrorizing the residents of Ado Awaye, Araromi Lcda, Okaka and Otu in Itesiwaju Local Government and Ilero in Iwa Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Naija News reports that the names and identities of the suspects are, Umaru Lawal (25-year-old male from Ado-Awaye), Umaru Saliu (27-year-old male from Ado-Awaye), Abase Musa (30-year-old male, from Odo-Ogun Iseyin), Barika Idris (male from Ipapo Itesiwaju LGA), Abdulahi Kanti (25-year-old male from Odo-Ogun Iseyin Town), Boto Dengi (30-year-old male from Fasola Oyo), Fatimo Kiri (18-year-old female from Ilero) and Adiza Adamu (20-year-old female from Ilero, Iwa LCDA).
“The incident happened at around 2115hrs on Thursday 20th of this month one Chief Jowuro Oke-Ogun Alhaji Baani Abubakar call on Agro Rangers Oke-Ogun Axis that the runaway suspected kidnappers that has 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 male and two female Bororo suspects were arrested.
“During cross-examination of the suspects, the trailed suspect to the scene of the arrest Umaru Lawal M 25yrs, “m” declared that the number used in tracking him belong 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.
“Items recovered from the suspected kidnappers includes, Two Boxer Red Motorcycles with registration numbers BDJ 580 UL, EGB 628 UF, 4 Tecno phones, 1 QUP phone, 2 Itel phones, sum of N32,510 (Thirty-two thousand five hundred and ten naira).”