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Oyo: Son Kidnaps Father, Collects Over N2m Ransom

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Ilorin – The Police Command in Kwara state has confirmed the arrest of a suspect identified as Issa Naigheti who allegedly kidnapped his father in Igboho in Orelope Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The victim identified as Bature Naigboho who was kidnapped by his son paid a ransom of N2.5 million before his release.

This was contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi, who said the anti-kidnapping team was on the trail of suspected kidnappers around Kambi area when the arrest happened.

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Mr. Ajayi said that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday at the Kambi area on Ilorin-Jebba road in Moro local government area of Kwara state.

The spokesman said the victim confessed during interrogation that he conspired with two others to kidnap his father and collected a ransom of N2.5 million.

“Members of the command’s anti-kidnapping team arrested one Issa Naigheti “m” on 4/1/2023 around Kambi area of Ilorin while on the trail of suspected kidnappers, the statement reads.

“He confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, one Bature Naigboho “m,” in Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo State, and the sum of #2.5 million was collected as ransom.”


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He however, said the efforts are ongoing to arrest other accomplices for trial, Punch reported.

“Efforts are ongoing to arrest his other accomplices, and the case would be transferred to Oyo State, the venue of the crime.”

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