The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested six suspects in connection with alleged cases of kidnapping, rape, and defilement, which have become rampant in the recently.
The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo, at a parade conducted in Ado Ekiti yesterday said the men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on September 19, 2021 at about 07:30p.m. arrested suspects, Abu Tobi, Falodun Ojo, Ogundele Tope and Adams Saheed for allegedly kidnapping Oyetuyi Taiwo and Ibitoyi Pelumi.
Mobayo, represented by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Sunday Abutu, said the suspects were arrested at Soludero hotel, Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of the state. “It was gathered that on September 18, 2021, Abu Tobi, Falodun Ojo and Ogundele Tope left Ayede-Ekiti on an unregistered Boxer Bajaj motorcycle and arrived at Isan-Ekiti at about 3:30p.m. and settled at a drinking joint very close to Soludero Hotel where their targets had lodged.
They also invited one Adams Saheed to join them before carrying out their plan.
“At about 08:30 p.m. of the same day, the suspects moved into the hotel and abducted the two victims after which they started demanding a ransom of N20 million from the family of the victims.
“Thorough investigation led to the arrest of Abu Tobi and Falodun Ojo and the subsequent arrest of Ogundele Tope and Adams Saheed. One unregistered Boxer Bajaj motorcycle was also recovered from the suspects,” Mobayo said.
The commissioner of police also revealed the arrest of one Ibrahim Hassan on September 19, 2021, at about 06:10p.m. for allegedly abducting two victims on Ayebode-Odo/Ayede-Ekiti road with his gang, assuring the state that others at large would be nabbed and brought to justice.
Mobayo also paraded an 18-year-old
Oluwaseun for allegedly defiling a three- year old child.
According to him, “Investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victim into his room on August 6, 2021, at about 3:50p.m. where he had carnal knowledge of her. The victim was thereafter taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.
“The expert opinion proves that there was a penetration in the private part of the victim. Meanwhile, further investigation revealed that when the grandmother of the victim heard about the incident, she demanded the sum of N50,000 from the parents of the suspect for amicable settlement of the case.
“The said money was paid to her and she converted it into her personal use. She was also arrested and shall be charged to court alongside the suspect for compounding felony and defilement respectively.”