Police arrest two alleged kidnappers of 70-year-old woman

Ibrahim Idris

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two middle-aged men for their alleged involvement in the kidnap of a 70-year-old woman identified as Victoria Jimba on August 30, 2017.

Madam Jimba was allegedly abducted by a gang of kidnappers in Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, while going to church early morning.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, the suspects are Idowu Olorunfemi and Olopade Waheed.

The police spokesman said the elderly woman was later released by her abductors a few days after, adding that he was not aware if ransom was paid by her family.

While parading the suspects in Akure, Ondo State on Thursday, the PPRO said the other members of the gang had yet to be arrested, assuring that police are on their trail.

Joseph said, “After the report of the kidnap of the 70-year-old woman was made to us, we quickly commenced action and after a discreet investigation and intelligence gathering, the suspects were arrested.

“The phone they used to demand theransom were also recovered from them. We are making frantic efforts to arrest the fleeing members of the gang. “

The PPRO, who noted that the suspects would soon be charged to court, appealed to the people of the state to always report any suspicious movement in their vicinity to the police.


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