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Police arrest suspected kidnappers in Kwara

Suspects paraded by the Kwara State Police Command on April 13, 2023. Photo: Ali Rabiu/Radio NIgeria

Kwara State Police Command has arrested one of the suspects that kidnapped wife of the former governor of Bauchi and Osun states, Magistrate Jumoke Bamigboye along Eiyenkorin in Ilorin.

Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Ilorin, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama said the command arrested 20 other suspects and recovered charms as well as arms.

He said Abubakar Shehu aka Dogo the leader of the suspected kidnappers was arrested by a combine team of vigilante and police along Eiyenkorin following an intelligent information of activities of the suspect in the area.

Some of the items recovered from the suspects. Photo: Ali Rabiu

Mr Odama said another set of five kidnappers were arrested by a team of Policemen attached to Banni Division in conjunction with local vigilantes in the forest.

He said, during interrogation, the suspects confessed to be kidnappers, while two of their members, Bayo Dudu and Aliyu Abubakar lived in Niger State.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Muzha Kucha, Adeniyi Bakare & Julian Osamoto