Kidnapper caught with 2 children in Ibadan Hotel


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The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 28-year-old man, Abiodun Joseph in Ibadan, Oyo State for allegedly kidnapping two (2) children.

The suspect was reported to be a resident of Cananland, Sango Ota, in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The victims, 12-year-old girl, Tobilola Aleshiloye and 8-year-old boy, Yusuf Kudus were allegedly abducted on September 15, 2017.

He was said to have taken them to an unknown place, from where he started demanding a ransom of N150,000 per child from their parents.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the parents of the abducted children reported the case to the police at the Agbara division and detectives were detailed to be on the trail of the kidnapper.

He said “Technical investigation” was conducted on the suspect’s whereabouts and the hideout was located in a hotel in the Ojo area of Ibadan.

He said officers ambushed and arrested the suspect while rescuing the children.

“The two children have now been reunited with their parents,” Oyeyemi added.

Meanwhile the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-kidnapping/Cultism unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Iliyasu appealed to members of the public to take security of their children seriously in order not to make them victims of kidnappers.

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