Members of the anti-kidnapping team of the Kwara Police State Command arrested one Issa Naigheti on Wednesday for the alleged kidnap of his father with two others.
This was revealed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Okasanmi Ajayi, on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, who stated that the suspect was arrested around the Kambi area of Ilorin while trailing suspected kidnappers.
The statement also said that the suspect had confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, one Bature Naigboho ‘male’ in the Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo.
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He said that a sum of N2.5 million was collected by the kidnap gang as ransom.
The Police boss said that efforts were ongoing to arrest other accomplices, adding that the case would be transferred to Oyo state; the venue of the crime.
The commissioner of Police reiterated his commitment to providing a secure environment for the peaceful conduct of the 2023 elections.