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THE Ekiti State Police Command have arrested two persons linked to high-profile cases of kidnapping in the state.

Spokesman of the Command Sunday Abutu identified the suspects as Abashe Adamu Idris and Ibrahim Mumini Toyin.


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Abutu noted that the culprits were arrested at the Ido Local Government Area of the state by operatives of the Command Rapid Response Squad on Saturday.

He said, “The duo coordinated numerous high-profile kidnappings in Ekiti including the kidnapping of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti.

“During interrogation, Ibrahim Mumini Toyin confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed that the dastardly act of kidnapping and murder of one of the two victims was carried out by himself and four (4) others who are children of Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris and are currently at large.

“He further confessed that Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris is their kingpin, adding that the ransom collected from their victims was used to purchase cattle by Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris to increase his herd of cattle.

“Ibrahim Mumini Toyin disclosed that his own share of the ransom allegedly paid was used to purchase cattle for him by Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris.”

The police spokesman added that the suspects would be arraigned after the conclusion of investigations.

The arrest is coming barely two weeks after gunmen kidnapped the retired Chief Pharmacist of Ekiti Ministry of Health, Israel Bamisaye.

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The retiree was said to have been kidnapped while working on his farm.

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