A 20-year old boy named Ibrahim Aliyu Babatunde has been arrested by the Oyo state police after he kidnapped his father.
Babatunde, aided by Babuga Salihu (20), Aura Sands (20), and Amuda Yusufu (19), arranged for the kidnap of his father at gunpoint.
He said to police: “We are many. My father married many wives and he doesn’t care for us. We are left by my father to fend for ourselves. So, I think the only way to get money out of him is to organise for his abduction and force him to part with the money.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, told newsmen that Ibrahim conspired with other members of the gang and kidnapped his father at Gbogbolowo camp in Igboora at about 6:00 p.m. of May 17.
“The victim was eventually taken to an unknown place where he was kept for some days by his abductors who later demanded ransom as a condition for his release.
“Initial arrest of one of the suspects by combined efforts of the local vigilante group and the police and further discreet investigation carried out by operatives of the Special Squad led to subsequent arrest of the kingpin and other members of the gang at their various hideouts in the state.”