Bisi ABASS

Osun State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo has urged residents in the state, to support security agencies with timely and accurate information towards getting rid of criminal elements in the state.

According to the police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, who made this known, the Commissioner was speaking on the arrest of a fourteen-man gang of kidnappers over the abduction of a student of the Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti.

Abutu explained that last week Saturday around 10am, the gang kidnapped the student identified as Akiode Akinyemi in his hostel  and was whisked away to unknown destination and demanded N2.2 million as ransom from the family of the victim which he said was paid into eight different bank accounts.

Abutu explained that the operatives of the command upon receiving the information swung into action and arrested all the fourteen suspects in connection with the crime, among which ten were students of the polytechnic.

“All the suspects arrested have confessed to the commission of the crime and stated that the two million, two hundred thousand naira (N2,200,000) collected as ransom before releasing the victim was shared among them,” the PPRO said.

Abutu disclosed that the suspects would soon be charged to court after completion of investigation.

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