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Police arrests two kidnap kingpins in Ekiti

How kingpins use ransom to buy cattle

The Ekiti State Police Command at the weekend announced the arrest of two kidnap kingpins, Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris, and Ibrahim Mumunii Toyin, responsible for the kidnap of several people around the state.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, DSP Dan Abutu, the duo were arrested at Ido-Ekiti on June 29, 2022 with the assistance of vigilante after receiving credible reports.

Abutu said: “After a long drawn escapade, the long arms of the law has finally caught up with two kidnap kingpins, one Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris and Ibrahim Mumini Toyin, who were arrested in Ido-Ekiti on 29/06/2022;

The duo coordinated numerous high profile kidnappings in Ekiti including the kidnapping of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti;

The Command Rapid Response Squad in synergy with the vigilantes, acting on credible intelligence, arrested the duo;

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(4) 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 ramsom allegedly paid was used to purchase cattle for him by Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris;

Suspects are in custody undergoing interrogation and will be arraigned after the conclusion of investigation”.

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