Community leader, other arrested over kidnappings in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command on Sunday said it arrested a community leader, Alhaji Abashe Adamu, and one other person, Toyin Ibrahim, over alleged high-profile kidnappings in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Moronkeji Adesina, said the two suspects, who were arrested at Ido Ekiti in the Ido/Osi council area of the state on June 29 by men of Rapid Response Squad, were undergoing interrogation.

The commissioner, in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said, “After a long drawn escapade, the long arm of the law has finally caught up with two kidnap kingpins, Alhaji Abashe Adamu and Toyin Ibrahim.

“The duo coordinated numerous high profile kidnappings in Ekiti, including the kidnap of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti.

“During interrogation, Ibrahim confessed to the crime and claimed that the dastardly act of kidnapping and murder of one of the two victims was carried out by himself and four others, who are children of Alhaji Adamu and are currently at large.

“He further confessed that Alhaji Adamu is their kingpin, adding that the ransom collected from their victims was used to purchase cattle by Alhaji Adamu to increase his herd of cattle.”

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