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Kwara Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers Of Ex-Osun Gov’s Wife, Others

By Adeshina Precious

The Nigeria Police Force, Kwara State Command, on Thursday, paraded three suspected kidnappers of Magistrate Jumoke Bamigboye, wife of the former military administrator of Osun State, Colonel Theophilus Bamigboye (rtd).

Addressing Journalists, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Paul Odama, said ten suspected criminals were recently nabbed in the state, among whom were kidnappers, cult members and armed robbers.

He said, three of the suspects were the masterminds of the abduction of Magistrate Jumoke Bamigboye, who was recently released by the kidnappers after spending days in their den.

The Police boss further said the residents, vigilantes and hunters helped the operatives in arresting the suspected criminals.

The suspects are: Babangida Ibrahim, Abubakar Ibrahim and Sulaiman Kire.

The Police Commissioner said: “investigation revealed that the suspects were the masterminds of the kidnapping of Magistrate Jumoke Bamigboye ‘female’ who was recently released. The suspects would soon appear in court.”

Other parades include Umaru Mohammed, for criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.

Also, Victor Olorunmayese and Lukman Musa were paraded for criminal conspiracy and membership of a cult group and armed robbery.

Odama said that one live cartridge was recovered from them.

“A report of an armed robbery attack was received by the Anti-Kidnapping patrol team along Offa Garage/Kilanko axis on 26/10/2022 at about 1000hrs by Jooro Community to the affect that one Mrs. Jemilat Asiyanbi ‘female’ a POS operator in the community was attacked and robbed of the sum of N300,000.00 on gun point by the two suspects named above.

“With the help of members of the community, the principal actor by name Victor Olorunmayese ‘male’ was arrested and the remaining suspects escaped. Investigation led to the arrest of the second suspect and recovery of one live cartridge, while one Lekan ‘male’ who is still at large escaped with the gun used in the operation. The suspects confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity.

“Effort to arrest Lekan is ongoing, the suspects would soon be charged to court,” the CP added.

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