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Policemen Rescue Kidnapped Girl, Arrest Suspect In Ondo



The Policemen in Ondo State have arrested a suspect over his alleged kidnap of a six-year-old girl from her mother’s car at a grocery shop in Akure.

This was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ondo State Command, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya to newsmen in Akure on Saturday, as she disclosed that a case of kidnap was reported at the police station on Dec. 21, 2022, at 9.00 pm, by Mrs. Chukwu-Ezedima, the mother of the kidnapped girl.

The PPRO added that the complainant alleged that the suspect kidnapped her daughter, Nwasi Chukwu-Ezedima from her Toyota Corolla Car at Lafe Area, Akure, while she was getting groceries for the family.

Odunlami-Omisanya said the suspect, who allegedly demanded N50 million from the family as ransom, was arrested on Dec. 31, 2022, at a POS stand while trying to withdraw part of the money.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offense while the victim was rescued unhurt.

“The suspect will soon be arraigned in court,” the police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has handed over a man arrested in unlawful possession of firearms to the police.

Odunlami-Omisanya said a patrol of the Nigerian Army while on routine check at Elegbeka in Ifon, Ose Local Government Area got information about the man (names withheld) allegedly in possession of a revolver.

She said that the patrol team subsequently investigated the allegation and arrested the man with the locally-made gun.

“The suspect initially claimed he found the gun in farmland, but later confessed that the gun was given to him by a welder (names withheld) currently in a Correctional Centre in Okene.

“The suspect has been handed over to the Police and would soon have his day in court,” Odunlami-Omisanya said.