The police in Ekiti State have arrested two notorious kidnappers, Abashe Adamu Idris and Ibrahim Mumini Toyin for numerous ‘high-profile’ kidnapping cases in Ido-Ekiti in Ido-Osi LGA of the state.
It was gathered that the suspect kidnappers killed their victims after demanding ransom.
In a statement by the police spokesman DSP Sunday Abutu, said local vigilantes working with the police acted on intelligence which led to the arrest of the culprits.
Mr Abutu said the two men have coordinated numerous ‘high-profile’ kidnapping cases in the state.
“The duo coordinated numerous high profile kidnappings in Ekiti including the kidnapping of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti,” Mr Abutu said.
He said the culprits confessed to the crimes when interrogated.
Mr Abutu explained further that Mr Idris, who is the kingpin, had been using ransom collected from family members of his victims to buy cattle and increase his herd.
“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 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,” Mr Abutu said.
He said the suspects were in custody undergoing interrogation, stressing that they will be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigation.