Five suspects were paraded by the Oyo State Police command for allegedly kidnapping a 52-year old business woman in Ibadan.
The suspects were identified as: Taoreed Ibrahim, 35; Wilfred Manger,32; Moshood Adams, 26; Umar Amadu, 31; and Adekunle Folorunsho Aderopo, 31.While parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Abiodun Odude said five of the gang were arrested while others are still at large.
“We are still working and very soon, we will get the remaining members of the gang, who had the rifles and other weapons that were used in that operation. It is a welcome feat for us.” He added that two of the suspects, Aderopo and Wilfred were ex-convicts.
Narrating how the victim was kidnapped, the CP told reporters that the kidnappers trailed the victim from her office in Ojoo area, Ibadan to her house in Akobo and kidnapped her around 10pm as she was about to enter her house on February 25, 2017. “She was robbed of her valuables before being driven away in her Toyota Highlander with number plate LND 954 EE. All through the journey, she was blindfolded to prevent her from knowing where they were until they entered a forest.
“She was taken to Ogere forest where she was subjected to all manner of emotional and psychological torture. She was kept in the forest for two days and prevented from contacting her family. But through diligent investigation in collaboration with Lagos State Police Command, some suspects were arrested at Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos with the victim’s car on February 28, 2017.”