SECURITY: Oyo Police Command Nabs, Parades Suspected Kidnapper


By Henry Odeh



SECURITY: Oyo Police Command Nabs, Parades Suspected Kidnapper



As part of efforts by the Ngozi Onadeko led Oyo State Police Command in the fight against crime and criminality, the state command has said that it has nabbed and paraded a suspected kidnapper in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo state. Sunrisebulletin reports.

The Oyo State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) DSP Adewale Osifeso, made this disclosure exclusively to sunrisebulletin in a press statement made available to this news medium on July 2.

According to the press statement, the command received a distress call from a concerned Nigerian citizen about a suspected abduction incident.

Following the distress call, men of the command were mobilized and deployed to the scene which led to the arrest of the suspect, one Emekume Augustine, now in custody.

The 38 year old suspect was reported to be a commercial driver and staff of Dominion Park Management, Lagos State.

On the fateful day of the suspect’s arrest, he was reported to have driven a white colored Sienna SUV with Reg. No. GGE 61 GX and had left the park with five passengers supposedly enrout Warri, Delta state.

“On 29th June, 2021 at about 1200hrs, precedent distress call received from a concerned citizen about a suspected abduction incidence which lead to the arrest of one Emekume Augustine ‘m’ age 38 years a commercial driver, staffed at Dominion Park Management Lagos State, driving a white colored Sienna SUV, with Reg. No. GGE 61 GX, who left the park with three (3) male and two (2) female passengers supposedly en route Warri, Delta State.

“The victims however, attested to have all slept off at some point and surprisingly woke-up to the discovery that they were in an unknown location in Oyo State, from where they started raising an alarm, demanding an explanation from the driver which resulted to the driver driving recklessly as against stopping.

“Upon receipt of this information the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Command in collaboration with other alerted citizens, gave the vehicle a hot chase resulting to the arrest of the suspect and rescue of the victims along Odo-Ona Elewe Area, Ibadan. Intensive investigation has since commenced and promises to be fact revealing.

“While soliciting the unflinching support of the good people of the State, in partnering with the Police in dislodging criminal elements from their abode and destabilizing criminal network, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko fdc wishes to assure the law abiding citizens in the State of the Command’s unalloyed preparedness in curbing crime and criminality in the State to further boast the already existing atmosphere of peace and tranquility enjoyed by all and sundry.”

However, as at press time, Dominion Park Management, Lagos State, is yet to react to this development but the suspect is expected to be charged to court as soon as all investigations are concluded by the Oyo State Police Command.

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