Alaafin lauds police over arrest of kidnappers



The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has lauded the men and officers of the State Police Command for their efforts at ridding the State of criminals Speaking against the backdrop of recent arrest of some kidnappers, Oba Adeyemi enjoined his subjects to be watchful and quick to report any untoward activities in their area.

He said, “I thank men of the police and other security agencies for a job well done for bursting the crimes in this part of the state which is very surprising to us in this area.

The prompt action of the Police contributed to the immense discovery of the kidnappers, I must add that such people should not be allowed to exist in our societies.” “I have to say at this juncture that it is everybody’s duty to be alert over the happenings in their environment and keep the police informed about dangerous activities in their environment,” he said.

Meanwhile, the State Police Command has uncovered yet another kidnappers den at Oyagbe area in the ancient Oyo town. One victim was rescued from the hideout while five of the suspected kidnappers are currently been held by the police.

The hideout, which was visited by men of the Police command alongside reporters was said to have been a deserted hotel belonging to one Olatunji Kabiru who is presently in police custody.

While parading the suspects before reporters, the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Katsina, said the Kidnappers came from Benin Republic and moved to Kwara State before settling in Oyo for their nefarious activities.

An elated Katsina told reporters, “We are happy to announce that a ground breaking discovery was made yet again and this time in Oyo town where some wicked individuals kidnapped a fellow human for ransom.

We have so far arrested five people in connection with the crime including the hotelier, and the victim Hussein Sani is now in our custody.”

The hotelier, Olatunji Kabiru a former counselor of ward 1, Atiba Local Govt of Oyo State, said the suspects came to his hotel and booked for three rooms for two weeks without giving a clue that they were kidnappers.

In a chat with reporters, the victim, Sani, a cattle rearer from Ikoyi Ile in Kajoola Local government area of Oyo state said he was kidnapped at Ogbomoso and was fed rice and Coke for two weeks.

He added that the kidnappers had demanded N1million and threatened to kill him and his elder brother if he was unable to pay. Oba Adeyemi, who spoke on the development expressed appreciation to the police and other law enforcement agencies for their prompt action at clamping down on the suspected kidnappers.

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