Corps Member Arrested Over Alleged Abduction In Osun


A 22-year-old Corps member, John Olowosaye has been arrested by the operatives of the Osun State Police Command for allegedly conspiring with a popular Osogbo-based thug, Olalekan Dauda Oyeyemi a.k.a Emir, to kidnap two people.

Parading the suspect alongside twenty other suspects, the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola said that the suspect conspired to commit the crime.

Opalola, said, “Base on a report of abduction sometimes in August 2023, that two people were abducted in Ede town, the Police Anti-cultism Unit have been working round the clock to ensure the suspect(s) involved are arrested.

“The police not resting on their oars on 3/7/2024 arrested the above suspects in connection with the crime.”

She further explained that “Investigation reveals that the suspect conspired with one Olalekan Dauda Oyeyemi a.k.a Emir and abducted the victims at Ede and brought them to somewhere at Balogun area in Osogbo, where a ransom of #2.6million was paid to account of Olalekan Dauda Oyeyemi A.k.a Emir.

“The suspect will be charged to court after the completion of the investigation” she said.

But in his own narration, the suspect told our Correspondent that he had a transaction with the two persons that involved the payment of dollars into their account.

He said they are to help him convert the dollars to naira but later refused to send him his money worth N4.487m.

The suspect further explained that he contacted Emir to help him collect the money from the them, adding that “they (Emir & his gang) went to Ede where the guys are to meet them and carry them.

“Emir and people waiting for us there with those guys seems to know each other, like superiority of power, they handed over the case to Emir to carry those guys to Osogbo for three days.

“They tortured them to know what happened to the money, later some people now have to stand for them and they were released.They said they were going to pay a certain amount at a particular date and that was September 30, 2023.

“By September 30, they paid N1m into my bank account and a week later they paid N1.6m into Emir’s account.”

The suspect, however, revealed that Emir gave him N1m out of the N2.6m retrieved from his business partner.

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