Crime

Brothers Kidnap Woman, Son for Ritual


Operatives of Ogun state Police Command have arrested two brothers, Ayomide Babatunde and Gbenga Babatunde for allegedly kidnapping a woman and her nine years old son for ritual purpose.

The suspects were arrested following an information received by policemen at Oja odan divisional headquarters that the two brothers were negotiating on phone to sell a human being either in parts or alive depending on how the buyer wants it for money making ritual.

According to a statement by the state police public relations officer, Mr abimbola oyeyemi, the supposed buyer, one Jacob Olorunto then informed the Baale of the community about the intention of the suspects, and the Baale quickly informed the police.

Mr Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said the supposed buyer and the suspects negotiated and settled for six hundred thousand naira as the price for the two persons.

The state PPRO explained that one of the suspects, Ayomide Babatunde went to Ilaro and lured his 45 years old woman friend by name Taye Oluwole to follow him to Oja Odan with her 9 years old son Remilekun Oluwole in order to celebrate new year with his father.

According to Mr Oyeyemi, the two suspects from there, took the victims to Igbo Obe area of oja odan to meet the supposed buyer Jacob Olorunto, but they were rounded up by policemen in collaboration with some youths in the area at about 12:30 midnight, while the woman and her son were rescued.

He said the two suspects had confessed to the commission of the crime.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.


Francisca Irekpita

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