Police arrest two kidnap suspects in Ibadan, rescue 19 year old victim


The operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Lagos State Police command has arrested two suspected kidnappers namely; Thoa Akorede and Alhaji Muhibudeen Akorede fingered in the kidnap of a 19 year old Mathew Isichei Chukwuebuka.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday said that the operatives of the Bureau, on 4th July, 2019, at about 1216hrs, followed up a petition referred to the command by the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to Elkana, the operatives acting on credible intelligence with the support of Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) arrested the two suspects at Ibadan and rescued the victim who he said had been in the custody of the suspects for a period of nine (9) days without food.

“In his statement, the victim stated that he was called through his phone, that he doesn’t know how he got to Ibadan, that on arrival, he was given something from a black pot to eat, that he lost his senses and was ordered to surrender his phone to them and the phone was program to reject any incoming calls except the only line that they were demanding the ransom through.

“That they collected all the money in his possession and were demanding for more. He was taken to an ATM point where they withdrew the sum of N10, 000 from his account. They demanded the sum of thirty million naira (N30, 000,000) to be paid into the victim’s bank account as ransom.

“The victim has since been reunited with his family. The suspects were charged to Court and remanded in prison custody”, he said.

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