Kidnappers Sleep Off After Abducting Pastor’s Wife In Ondo

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Five suspected kidnappers who abducted a pastor’s wife and two other persons have been arrested after their victims identified one of them.

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The victims had escaped when the kidnappers slept off while taking them to their den.

It was gathered that the effect of hard drugs taken by the kidnappers made them fall asleep.

Names of the suspected kidnappers were given as Garuba Mumuni aged 27, Yusuf Tale aged 21, Kabiru Muhammed aged 16, Shaibu Umar, and Adamu Mohammed aged 22.

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Police said the suspects were arrested by men of the Ofosu Division after the victims identified one of them.

The police said: “A case of kidnapping was reported at Ofosu Division, that a pastor’s wife and a member were kidnapped in the church while the third victim was kidnapped while picking snails at the farm. The victims however escaped from their assailants at different dates after they had taken hard drugs and slept off.

“Through Intelligence, on the 1st of May, 2024, five amongst the six kidnappers were arrested by men of Ofosu division and have been identified by the victims as part of the gang that abducted them.

“On the 28th of March, 2024 at about 1800hrs, a case of Kidnapping was reported at Ifon Police Station, in which two people were abducted and a woman killed by suspected kidnappers.

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“Police Detectives from the division in collaboration with local vigilantes arrested one Muhammad Bello, Muhammad Suraju, and Suleiman Saliu.

One of the victims identified two of the suspects as part of the people who kidnapped him and collected the sum of ₦1,800,000 as ransom before he was released.”

Ondo police commissioner, Peter Abayomi, said the suspects would soon be charged to court.

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