Osun Police foil kidnap attempt, arrest three suspects
The Nigerian Police, Osun State Command has revealed that it now has in its custody three suspected kidnappers.
The Commissioner of Police, Patrick Kehinde Longe confirmed their arrest on Sunday.
According to him, “The suspected kidnappers, Barri Galadima, Muhammadu Abdullahi and Hussain Abdullah were arrested by the Command’s anti-kidnapping squad in their hideout at a remote village in Oyo State.”
DAILY POST gathered that the bubble burst for the kidnappers when the policemen voided their attempt to abduct one Alhaji Idris Aliu who is also a Fulani man.
The suspects numbering more than 30 had engaged the police personnel in a fierce gun battle which resulted in a policeman being shot and wounded.
A family source, Yisa Aliu had disclosed that the kidnappers had earlier abducted a member of their family and shot him after collecting N4 million ransom from the family members.
“They also attempted to do the same to my brother this time to collect another money before nemesis caught up with them.
“We ran to Seriki Toyin to help us. We reported to Anti-Kidnapping Policemen and they voided the attempt to kidnap Idrisu,” he said.
Two of the suspects, Galadima and Abdullahi confessed to the crime, while the third suspect, Hussaini who is a Seriki Fulani in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo state denied his involvement.
Meanwhile, the Osun Police boss, Patrick Kehinde Longe has assured that the suspects would face the full wrath of the law and that their fleeing colleagues would be apprehended and prosecuted.