Ex-policeman among kidnap syndicate arrested in Ekiti


A dismissed police officer simply identified as Samuel was among the kidnap syndicate arrested by men of the Rapid Response Squad in Ekiti State.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Tunde Mobayo, said, “Samuel has confessed to being a member of the kidnapping gang and had participated in different abduction and robberies in the state.”

Mobayo, represented by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, spoke in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday while parading suspects arrested in connection with alleged criminal offences including kidnapping.

He said, “On November 17, a police investigation led to the arrest of one Johnson, who confessed to being a member of the notorious kidnapping gang and further stated that he usually impersonated Fulani herdsmen due to his physical resemblance to a Fulani man.”

The police PPRO added that one Dele, popularly known as Petim, who was arrested on November 18 in Ilorin, Kwara State, confessed to being the third in command of the notorious kidnapping gang…


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