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2 civil servants arrested over kidnap attempt

By Dayo Johnson
Akure—TWO Civil Servants working with the Ondo State Property Development Corporation (OSPDC) and one other person have been apprehended for attempting to kidnap the two children of their boss.

This came as the Police Command vowed to smoke out the kidnappers of the grandmother and wife of a Medical Doctor Madam Idowu Ogunleye.

Medical doctors in the state that withdrew their services following her kidnap are yet to resume duties.
Parading the suspects in Akure, the Police Commissioner Chintua Amayor Onu, said that the civil servants Adedayo Olupona, Idonuagbe Raymond and Olorunsola Emmanuel Olumide were apprehended on the 7th of this Month.

Meanwhile an undergraduate of Mass Communication in the Federal Polytechnic Auchi Akinsola Rotimi was equally paraded for alleged armed robbery.

The suspects, according to the Police Boss,  sent text messages to their boss,  Akintoroye Anthony, demanding for N480,000,  failure which they would kidnap his children from their school.

The complainant Vanguard gathered reported to the Anti Robbery Section of the state Police Command the receipt of several text messages threatening him.

The Police swung into action by detailing an Inspector who led other policemen to lay ambush for the suspects in a spot where the victim was asked to place the ransom.

The Commissioner said that unknown to the suspects that the police were laying ambush, one of them Olorunsola Emmanuel Olumide appeared to pick the money when he was rounded up.

His arrested led to the arrest of the two others who according to the Police Commissioner have confessed of the “planned kidnapping and extortion.

The Police said that the phone and sim card used to perpetrate their nefarious act were recovered from them as exhibits.

Speaking on the Madam Ogunleye kidnap the police Commissioner said that “we are going to get her freed very soon we need your prayers.

“We believe she is still alive and unhurt and we are going to get her freed in no distant time.


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