Mob set ‘kidnapper’s property’ ablaze in Kwara

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By Saka Laaro, Ilorin

An angry mob, mostly youths, Monday set ablaze property of a suspected kidnapper, simply identified as Ramoni, in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara state.

Some of the properties that were touched by the mob included two private cars, two houses and a hotel structure belonging to the suspected kidnapper.

Ramoni, a herder and hotelier, was said to have been whisked away by soldiers along with an accomplice herbalist, Bunmi Popoola, for their alleged involvement in kidnapping saga in Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero local government area of the state.

An unnamed hunter in Odo-Owa was said to have foiled payment of a ransom to secure the freedom for a kidnapped victim, who was tied down in a Fulani settlement called Ruga and alerted security agencies.

Some of the kidnappers were said to have fled the scene while Romoni who was in his car with Bunmi heading towards Ruga at the time, were suspected to have hand  in the incident and were properly arrested and whisked away by soldiers.