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Man kidnaps father, collects N2.5m ransom in Oyo

Detectives of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested a man, Issa Naigheti, for allegedly kidnapping his father, Bature Naigboho, in Igboho, Orelope Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Naigheti was reported to have collected a ransom of N2.5 million before he released his father.

The Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.

Okasanmi noted that the suspect was arrested by the anti-kidnapping team at the Kambi area on Ilorin-Jebba road in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

He added that the suspect confessed during interrogation that he conspired with two others to kidnap his father and collected a ransom of N2.5 million.

The police spokesperson stated, “Members of the command’s anti-kidnapping team arrested one Issa Naigheti ‘m’ on 4/1/2023 around Bambi area of Ilorin while on the trail of suspected kidnappers.

“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 N2.5 million was collected as ransom.

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

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