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Dismissed policeman, Fulani impersonator, 7 others arrested as police bust notorious kidnap syndicate in Ekiti

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Dismissed policeman, Fulani impersonator, 7 others arrested as police bust notorious kidnap syndicate in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested members of a infamous kidnap gang together with a dismissed policeman, Ayo Samuel and one Johnson Apotire, who impersonates herdsmen because of his bodily resemblance to Fulani males. 

 

Briefing newsmen on Wednesday, spokesperson of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu, who represented the State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, mentioned two members of the gang, Ayeni Blessing and Femi Adewale, whose responsibility was to determine victims for kidnapping, had been additionally arrested. 

 

He mentioned the duo recognized late Chief Ayeni Abiodun who was earlier kidnapped by the syndicate and later jumped out of their shifting automobile however sadly died whereas receiving medical consideration within the hospital.

 

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“Sequel to the arrest of 1 Adebayo Akeem Banji a.ok.a Oro, Ogunremi Bunmi a.ok.a Bafon, Ige Adu and Jimoh Fayoke ‘f’ on 06/11/2021 in Ado-Ekiti by the operatives of the Speedy Response Squad(RRS) for conspiracy, armed theft, housebreaking, kidnapping, homicide and illegal possession of firearms, police investigation led to the arrest of 1 Johnson Apotire ‘m’ on 17/11/2021 who confessed to be a member of the infamous kidnapping gang and additional said that he often impersonate Fulani herdsmen because of his bodily resemblance to a Fulani man,” Abutu said. 

 

“One Jimoh Dele a.ok.a Dele Petim was arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State on 18/11/2021 and confessed to be the third in charge of the infamous kidnapping gang.

 

Jimoh said that he makes a speciality of housebreaking and stealing, together with motorbike and has burgled greater than ten retailers/homes, carted away greater than twelve bikes.

 

He confessed additional that the 4 weapons earlier recovered by the police had been hid by him in his mother-in- regulation’s home in Ado-Ekiti.

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The suspect talked about one Alhaji Adebayo Ahmed as his main receiver of the stolen bikes and different loots. In response to him, Alhaji Adebayo Ahmed just isn’t unaware of his prison actions.

 

Alhaji Adebayo Ahmed was, nevertheless, arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State on 18/11/2021 by the RRS Operatives.

 

“One Ayeni Blessing was additionally arrested as one of many members of the abductors syndicate. The sooner arrested Ige Adu ‘m’, in his confessional assertion, talked about Ayeni Blessing and Femi Adewale* who continues to be at giant, as members of the kidnapping gang whose responsibility is to determine who’s to be kidnapped.

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“It was revealed that Ayeni Blessing and Femi Adewale had been those who recognized Late Chief Ayeni Abiodun who was earlier kidnapped by the gang and later jumped out of their shifting automobile however sadly died whereas receiving medical consideration within the hospital. Throughout interrogation, Ayeni Blessing confessed to be a member of the kidnapping gang

 

“Additionally arrested is one Ayo Samuel, a dismissed Policeman, who confessed to be a member of the kidnapping gang and has participated in several kidnappings and robberies within the State

 

“It ought to be famous that Dele Jimoh and Ayeni Blessing are two of the three fleeing kidnapping suspects declared wished by the Command. Effort is on high gear for potential arrest of Samuel Ebira and Dayo Igwe, who had been talked about by the arrested suspects as their gang members.” the PPRP added. 

 

Dismissed policeman, Fulani impersonator, 7 others arrested as police bust notorious kidnap syndicate in Ekiti

 

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In a distinct develoment, males of the RRS additionally arrested one Mubarak Bello at Igbara-Odo-Ekiti the place he was demanding N50,000 ransom for the discharge of a kidnap sufferer, Shekina. 

 

“On 08/11/2021, one Sule Abdullahi ‘m’ reported to the Police that his daughter, one Abdullahi Shekina was kidnapped by unknown individuals. On 20/11/2021, the suspect began demanding for a ransom of fifty thousand naira (#50,000:00) from the daddy by way of cellphone name earlier than his daughter could possibly be launched,” the assertion learn. 

 

“Upon the receipt of the knowledge, the Speedy Response Squad(RRS) Operatives swung into motion and arrested one Mubarak Bello in Igbara-Odo-Ekiti the place he was demanding for the ransom,”

 

Throughout interrogation, the suspect confessed to the fee of the crime and talked about one Ali Ibrahim a.ok.a Dabadaba as his confederate.

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“Ali Ibrahim was additionally arrested they usually each confessed to have handed over the sufferer to 1 Fatima Abdullahi ‘f’ who forcefully whisked her away to Ilesa, Osun State the place the sufferer was saved hostage for 13days.

 

The RRS operatives prolonged investigation to Osun State the place the sufferer was rescued and Fatima Abdullahi was arrested. 

Dismissed policeman, Fulani impersonator, 7 others arrested as police bust notorious kidnap syndicate in Ekiti

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