The Police have announced the arrest of a Beninoise kidnapper in a forest in Kwara State, in north-central Nigeria.
The suspect is identified as Mohammed Alo.
Okasanmi Ajayi, the spokesperson for the Kwara State Police Command, said the police ‘impeccable intelligence led to the arrest.
“A team of detectives headed by the Divisional Police Officer, Kosubosu, assisted by local vigilante, stormed the forest within Kosubosu in Baruten axis, in search of some suspected Kidnappers hibernating (sic) within the forest.
“Consequently, diligent search of the bushes by the police and vigilante team led to the arrest of one Mohammed Alo ‘M’ a Benin republic citizen.”
Items recovered from Mohammed includes one locally made gun, a machete, a Jack knife, two telephone handsets, and a cash sum of two million, three hundred thousand naira(#2.300,000:00).
“The suspect confessed to being a member of a trans-border kidnapping gang, whose other gang members are now in Benin Republic.
“The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”