Ekiti state police command has announced that it had in its custody two persons suspected to be the brain behind high-profile kidnap cases in the state.
Command spokesman, Sunday Abutu, who made the disclosure on Saturday, identified the suspects as Abashe Adamu Idris and Ibrahim Mumini Toyin. According to Abutu, the suspects were picked up within within the Ido council area of the state by operatives of the Command’s Rapid Response squad, adding that both have confessed to the crimes.
“The duo coordinated numerous high-profile kidnappings in Ekiti including the kidnapping of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti.
“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 ransom allegedly paid was used to purchase cattle for him by Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris.”
The arrest is coming barely two weeks after retired Chief Pharmacist, Ekiti state Ministry of Health, Israel Bamisaye, was abducted in his farm by gunmen.
The suspects are billed to appear in court at the conclusion of investigations, Abutu said.