Kidnapper Arrested While Withdrawing Ransom Money In Ondo

A suspected kidnapper who abducted a six year-old girl in her mother’s car at a groceries shop in Akure, the capital of Ondo State has been arrested while trying to withdraw part of the ransom money.

The suspect had demanded N50 million to release the girl.

The suspect abducted the girl while her mother left her in her Toyota Corolla Car at Lafe Area, Akure, to go and shop for groceries for the family.

The mother of the girl, Mrs Chukwu-Ezedima, consequently reported the kidnapping of her daughter on Dec. 21, 2022, at 9.00p.m, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ondo State Command said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Saturday.

Odunlami-Omisanya said that the suspect, who allegedly demanded N50 million from the family as ransom, was arrested on Dec. 31, 2022 at a POS stand while trying to withdraw part of the money.

But she did not say if the ransom was paid in full.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence, while the victim was rescued unhurt.

“The suspect will soon be arraigned in court,” the police spokesperson said.

The Police spokesperson also said the Nigerian Army has handed over a man arrested in unlawful possession of firearms to the police.

Odunlami-Omisanya said that a patrol of the Nigerian Army while on routine check at Elegbeka in Ifon, Ose Local Government Area, got information about the man (names withheld) allegedly in possession of a revolver.

She said that the patrol team subsequently investigated the allegation and arrested the man with the locally made gun.

“The suspect initially claimed he found the gun on a farmland, but later confessed that the gun was given to him by a welder (names withheld) currently in a Correctional Centre in Okene.

“The suspect has been handed over to the Police and would soon have his day in court,” Odunlami-Omisanya said.(NAN)

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