The Nigeria Police, Osun State Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper simply identified as Malami Muhammad.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Osun Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola says the suspect was nabbed at Erefe area, Ondo road, Ile-Ife, Osun State while perpetrating the act.

The suspect was apprehended after engaging the police in a gun duel after a failed attempt to kidnap one Muhammed Gembu. 

The statement indicates that one of the suspects, one Babuga, surname yet unknown was fatally wounded while another one escaped.

It adds that the victim was rescued unhurt.


“On the  17th April 2022 at about 11:30 am, the complainant reported at ‘C’ Division, Aganhun, Ile-Ife that, some suspected kidnappers came to their area at Fulani settlement, Erefe area, Ondo Road, Ile-Ife at about 00:15 am of the same date, and kidnapped one Muhammed Gembu.

“Immediately the Police received the report, detectives swung into action, and arrested a suspect, one Malami Muhammad after a gun duel, while one Babuga, surname yet unknown was fatally wounded and one escaped. Also, the victim was rescued unhurt with the assistance of the Fulani vigilante in the community. “

“The arrested suspect will be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation.”

Recall that recently, the Osun Amotekun corps rescued two kidnapped victims from the forest where they were kept.

Adenitan Akinola


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