NSCDC arrests suspected kidnapper in Kwara
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has arrested a 40-year-old suspected kidnapper at Owode near Banni in Kaiama Local Government Area.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the suspect was paraded on Monday, at NSCDC Command Headquarters, Ilorin.
Briefing journalists on the arrest, the Spokesman of the Command, Mr Ayeni Olasunkanmi, said that the arrested suspect was an alleged member of a gang reported to have kidnapped an elderly man in Eruwa, Oyo state.
He said that some of the alleged members of the gang had earlier been arrested by the Police Command in Oyo State.
“The suspects were said to have collected ransom from the victim’s family and still killed the elderly man,” Olasunkanmi said.
According to him, three suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnap and killing of the elderly man, but two of the alleged gang members escaped.
He further said that the arrested suspect fled from Eruwa in Oyo state, but was caught by the officers of NSCDC at Owode near Banni, Kaiama Local Government Area.
Olasunkanmi said that the suspects earlier arrested had disclosed the suspect’s name as one of their gang members.
The NSCDC spokesman said that security personnel were intensifying efforts to arrest the remaining member of the alleged kidnapping gang, who is still at large.
He said that the suspect would be handed over to the Police Command in Oyo State to enable them continue with their investigation.
The NSCDC Acting Commandant in Kwara, DCC Jonah Gabriel, called on the people of the state to always support security agencies by promptly reporting any suspicious character in their environment.
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