Men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State, have arrested a suspected member of a three-man inter-state kidnap gang, Boodoo Musa Alhaji. for alleged kidnapping and murder.
The gang had allegedly kidnapped an eighty-year-old man, Alhaji Abba in Eruwa, Oyo state, collected ransom, and later killed the victim.
The suspect was paraded on Monday at the NSCDC state command headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital
The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Kwara command, Olasunkanmi Ayeni confirmed the arrest.
He said the suspect who is an ex-convict committed the crime in Eruwa, Oyo State but was arrested at Banni community in the Kaiama local government area of Kwara State over the weekend.
“He was arrested after sharing information with members of the public and sister security agencies.
” All other details like the ransom and other arrested suspects are with the Police in Oyo state” he said
Speaking to newsmen, the suspect denied claims of being a kidnapper. According to him, he is a farmer.
“I was arrested because the victim had told one Alhaji Isiaka, a member of vigilante group in the area before the development, that I should be arrested if anything happened to him”he said