Police arrest Alao-Akala farm supervisor’s abductors


By; Bolarinwa Kabir A 

Operatives of the Oyo Police Command, on Friday, paraded eight suspects, who allegedly kidnapped Mr. Christopher Bakare, the Farm Manager of the late Adebayo Alao-Akala’s farm.

The suspects also allegedly kidnapped the owner of a private clinic, Dr Abdulraheed Oladoye, on July 22 at Gbede near Ogbomoso

Two abductees were kidnapped on July 16 and July 22 at Jabata and Gbede respectively in Surulere Local Government area.

While parading the suspects on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso said the suspects were responsible for the abduction of the two victims.

Williams said the command had rejigged its security architecture in a bid to rid the state of criminal elements and to cater comprehensively and qualitatively to all the people of the state.

According to the CP, all relevant sister security agencies and non-state actors will collectively meet up and resolve the yearnings and concerns of good people of the state.

The police noted that some items including a gun and expended cartridge as well as some cash were recovered from them.

The statement read, “One Taiwo Christopher Bakare ‘m’, Farm Supervisor of TDB Farm Ltd, and Dr Abdulrasheed Oladoye ‘m’ both of Jabata and Gbede communities under Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State were abducted on the July 16 and 22, 2022.

“The following eight suspects were arrested in connection with both abductions. They are: Anjola Abubakar ‘m’ aged 25yrs, Sani Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 28 years, Sani Jafaru ‘m’ aged 26 years, Sale Mohammadu ‘m’ aged 25 years, and Isah Muhammed ‘m’ aged 25 years old.

Others are: Aliu Jafaru ‘m’ aged 50 years; Umar Abubakar ‘m’ aged 34 years; and Mustapha Baruguma ‘m’ aged 20 years.

“While in another development, men of the Command, attached to Iganna Divisional Police Headquarters, have arrested a kidnapping syndicate responsible for abductions around Iganna, Iwere-Ile and Ijio axis under Iwajowa LGA.

The suspects are: Umar Jale Usman, age 56 years; Abdullahi Mohammed Sani ‘m’ aged 42 years, Jamiu Jubril ‘m’ aged 45 years, Kayode Kolade ‘m’ aged 35 years, Leggi Usman ‘m’ aged 28 years, Jamiu Iroko ‘m’ aged 30 years, Sule Bello ‘m’ aged 20 years, Umar Shuaibu aged 20 years, and Kali Weti ‘m’ aged 29 years old.”

Items recovered from them include one Dane gun; one expended cartridge; detachable head hood (black); one pair of slippers; and a sum of N12,000.

The PPRO said all the suspects had confessed their various involvements in the crime and were presently helping the police with further investigations into the crime.

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