Osun Police Command on Thursday said it arrested three suspected kidnappers while trying to abduct a businesswoman, Mrs. Falilat Oyetunji, popularly called “Ero Arike”, in Iragbiji town.
SP Yemisi Opalola, Osun Police Spokesperson, made this known in a statement, adding that the suspects attempted to forcefully kidnap Oyetunji at her residence.
“On Monday, at about 5.45 p.m, upon intelligence, three kidnappers, were arrested while trying to kidnap one Mrs. Falilat Oyetunji, a.k.a “Ero Arike” at her residence in Olorunda Temidire Area of Iragbiji.
“However, in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 6, an informant had gone to inform Oyetunji, that some people, led by her former employee, one Basiru from Iragbiji were arranging and planning to kidnap her.
“Oyetunji came to inform the Police about the plan and operatives of the Anti Kidnapping Squad from Osogbo were detailed for the assignment and surveillance was emplaced.
“The informant too was asked to play along with the Kidnappers and on Wednesday, when consummating their plan, men from the Anti Kidnapping Squad swung into action and nabbed the three suspects while their driver escaped with the vehicle.
“Two Dane guns, one long knife and one Jack knife were recovered from the arrested suspects,” Opalola said.
She said one of the suspects wounded himself in the stomach with his Jackknife and had been taken to Osun State Teaching Hospital Osogbo for treatment.
She said the investigation was, however, ongoing on the incident.
In the same vein, the Police Command in Niger has confirmed the recovery of the bodies of two persons found dead in an apartment in the SDP area in Suleja Local Government Area on August 8.
The Public Relations Officer of command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the tragic development in a statement issued in Minna on Thursday.
Abiodun said that an incident of suspected culpable homicide and suicide occurred on Aug. 8 at about 8:15 p.m.
He explained that an unusual noise of a man in distress was heard at the residence of one Mr Adeniyi Dennis located at the SDP area in Suleja.
He said those police operatives attached to ‘A’ Division Suleja were immediately mobilised to the scene and the door was forcefully opened.
Unfortunately, a lifeless body of one Gloria Chidinma was discovered on the bed tied with a rope around her neck and her husband, Adeniyi Dennis, was also found lying down unconscious suspected to have taken a poisonous substance.
The duo was rushed to General Hospital Suleja where the wife was confirmed dead while the husband later gave up the ghost on Aug. 9 at about 4: 45 p.m.
The spokesman said that a skipping rope and a cup containing the suspected poisonous substances were recovered from the scene.
“We have since evacuated the bodies to General Hospital Suleja mortuary for autopsy.
“However, the unfortunate incident is under investigation while we await medical examination result,” the police said.