By Michael Ofulue
A middle aged woman Titilayo Ikudaisi and her boyfriend, Akinsete Seyi, have been apprehended by the police for allegedly stealing a six- month-old baby in Ondo West Local Government area of the state.
The suspects, The Hope Metro learnt sold the baby to a man at the sum of N300,000 before nemesis caught up with them.
They were among the 23 criminal suspects paraded by Ondo State Police Commissioner ,Mr Bolaji Salami at the Command’s headquarters along road in Akure yesterday
Salami told the reporters that the suspects conspired to steal the child from its mother at Odo-Ota Sawmill in Ilorin, kwara State capital.
He explained that the family of the baby reported the case of child theft to the police and upon intensive investigation; the suspects were arrested and confessed to the commission of the crime.
The case according to the police boss is still under investigation, adding that the cuprits would be charged to court soon after the police had concluded their investigation.
The police commissioner told journalists that four suspects who allegedly rob a dealer of Diesel product at Ore in the Odigbo local government area of the state with the sum of three million nine hundred and fifteen thousand naira (N3,915,000 00) have been nabbed.
He explained that the suspects whose names he gave as Yemi Alaba, aka Small, Adedeji Johnson, Emmanuel Edinga and Ejiofor Odagu were already cooling their heels at the police custody.
Items recovered from the hoodlums included two million, six hundred thousand, (N2,600,000,00)part of the money stolen from the Diesel dealer.
Other items are five cartridges, two expended cartridges.
Also, a house-boy identified as Emmanuel Akpan who allegedly killed her madan in Ondo town and stole the sum of N3,500 has been arrested by homicide detectives.
Other items stolen by Akpan were two phones, jewelries and generator set.
Salami said Akpan committed the crime on March 29 at Ifokanbale in Ondo town
He said the suspect use a cutlass to kill his madam, late Mrs Febisola Caroline Adedayo while sleeping.
The decease until her untimely death operate a food canteen in ondo town
The suspect who spoke with The Hope Metro in an interview said he received a phone call from one of his friends identified as Goodnews Ekpe who also work in Ondo town.
He said his friend Goodnews told him that the decease has a lot of money and he killed his boss because he wants to share from her money.
According to him after killing her, he took her jewelries, phones generator and the sum of N3, 500 and absconded to unknown destination before the hands of the law caught up with him.
On the case of kidnapping, the police boss said one Mr Bature Ibrahim who reportedly kidnapped one Mr Mumuni Iiu of Otapete farm road in Owo has been nabbed.
Also five suspected kidnappers whose name were given as Umaru Usman, Abdullah Umaru, Bayero Abubakar and Awulu Musa were arrested in connection with the abduction of one Mrs Taiwo Akinwumi who was on her way to Lagos state.
He said the woman was kidnapped at a point around Liyetu Camp and was later rescued by combine efforts of the police and other services.
All the suspects, Salami said would be charged to court soon after the police concludes their investigation.