A suspect identified as Issa Naigheti has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his father, Bature Naigboho, at Igboho in Orelope Local Government Area of Oyo State.
According to the Kwara State Police Command, Issa confessed to have collected N2.5 million before releasing his father.
The command said that the suspect was arrested by the anti-kidnapping team at the Kambi area on Ilorin-Jebba road in Moro local government area of Kwara state on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
A statement by the command’s spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the anti-kidnapping team was on the trail of suspected kidnappers around Kambi area when they arrested Issa.
Okesanmi said Issa confessed during interrogation that he conspired with two others to kidnap his father, Bature and collected a ransom of N2.5 million.
The statement read, “Members of the command’s anti-kidnapping team arrested one Issa Naigheti “m” on 4/1/2023 around Kambi area of Ilorin while on the trail of suspected kidnappers.
“He confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, one Bature Naigboho “m,” in Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo State, and the sum of #2.5 million was collected as ransom.”
“Efforts are ongoing to arrest his other accomplices, and the case would be transferred to Oyo State, the venue of the crime.”