Ekiti State: Polytechnic Students Kidnap Colleague, Collect N2.2m Ransom

Ekiti State: Polytechnic Students Kidnap Colleague, Collect N2.2m Ransom

  • Some students have been arrested after they participated in the kidnap of one of their colleagues in school
  • The criminals were arrested over the kidnap of Akiode Akinyemi, a student of a private university in the state
  • According to the police, all the suspects have now confessed to the crime and would be charged to court after investigation concludes

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Some parents in Nigeria will be having sleepless nights after the children were caught in kidnapping activities.

This comes as the police in Ekiti arrested a fourteen-man gang of kidnappers over the abduction of a student of the Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti.

According Tribune Online, 10 out of the 14 kidnappers were students of the same institution.

Some students have been arrested for kidnapping their colleague in Ekiti state.
Police arrest students for kidnapping their colleague in Ekiti state. Photo: Tribune Newspaper
Source: UGC

Speaking on the arrest, the state's police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the abductors demanded N2.2 million as ransom from the family of the victim which he said was paid into eight different bank accounts, Independent Newspaper added.

Going further, he added that all the suspects have confessed that they received two million, two hundred thousand naira (N2,200,000) before releasing the victim.

He added that the suspects would soon be charged to court after the completion of the investigation.

Oba kidnapped

In another report, a traditional ruler in Ekiti state, Oba Benjamin Oso, was also abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The Oba who serves as the Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East local government area of the state, was reportedly abducted in the presence of his wife at their farm at Eda Ile on Friday evening, June 25.

Meanwhile, the commander of the Ekiti State Security Network called Amotekun, Brig Joe Komolafe, confirmed the abduction. He said security officials across several agencies are already searching the forests for the monarch.

A safety measure to avoid mass kidnappings

In another news, the management of a private higher institution in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Veritas University, has decided to introduce online learning following concerns raised by parents over the security of students.

The university located in the Bwari axis, outskirts of the Nigerian capital is owned by the Catholic Church.

The school had earlier postponed resumption indefinitely because of insecurity.

Meanwhile, with the rise of students' abductions in the northern part of Nigeria, Shehu Sani believes something practical must be done immediately.

Sani is especially worried over the fact that a lot of students and pupils are still in captivity while more are being kidnapped.

The northern human rights activist, therefore, suggested that as a way forward, citizens must be trained to defend themselves.

Source: Legit.ng

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