The Kwara State Police Command on Friday arrested a suspected trans-border kidnapper, Mohammed Alo, in a forest at Kosubosu, the headquarters of the Baruten Local Government Area of the state, Punch Newspaper reports.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the arrest, said N2.3m cash was recovered from the Beninese.
He noted that security agents also recovered a locally-made gun, a knife, one machete and two telephones from the suspect.
Okasanmi said, “Acting on impeccable intelligence, a team of detectives headed by the Divisional Police Officer, Kosubosu, assisted by local vigilantes, stormed the forest within Kosubosu in Baruten axis, in search of some suspected kidnappers hibernating in the forest.”
“Consequently, diligent search of the bushes by the police and vigilante team led to the arrest of one Mohammed Alo, a Benin Republic citizen.”
“Recovered from him include one locally-made gun, one machete, one jackknife, two telephone handsets of different models, one Bluetooth and a cash sum of N2,300,000.”
“The suspect confessed to being a member of a trans-border kidnapping gang, whose other gang members are now in Benin Republic.”
“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”