July 20, 2024

The Ondo State Police Command has napped some Fulani herdsmen for allegedly kidnapping his kinsman’s wife, Hadiza Saliu.

The suspects were also alleged to have in the past abduct a son of another Fulani herdsman in the community and released him after a ransom was paid.

The names of the suspect as given by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Femi Joseph are Adamu Ibrahim, Muhammadu Haruna, Saliu Bawa and Bashir Ibrahim.

Joseph explained that the suspects have confessed to be the members of kidnapping gang terrorising Ose local government residents.

He said, “One Mohammed Gambo came to report to us that the men abducted his son and he paid N200,000 before the boy was released.

“The same persons abducted another woman, Hadiza Saliu, on December 13, 2017. As they negociated the ransom with the woman’s husband, the victim ran away. Even after the victim had escaped, the abductors still called the husband for a ransom.

“After reporting to us, we asked him to provide the ransom and our men, with some local vigilance groups, laid in ambush for the kidnappers, who later came to pick up the money.”

Joseph added that one out f the suspects Adamu was arrested when he came out out f the busy to pick the money.

His arrest led to other members being apprehended.

“Adamu led us to arrest other members of the gang and they confessed that most of the kidnappings in the Akoko area were carried out by their gang,” the PPRO said

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