A man has been arrested in Ogun State for allagedly kidnapping a 90-year-old man
Emeka Obi, 40, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for the alleged kidnapping of a nonagenarian, Iposiola Samaiye.
The state Police Commissioner, Valentine Ntomchukwu, who paraded the suspect on Wednesday at the State Headquarters, said Obi and members of his gang had kidnapped Pa Samaiye from his home at Ijebu-Esure last Thursday, and demanded a ransom of N20 million.
Valaentine said, “They held the 97-year-old man inside the bush without food for four days. But our men, through tracking between 3am and 5am this morning (Tuesday), were able to arrest them and set the old man free.”
Emeka's accomplice, simply known as Prince, escaped capture.
Pa Samaiye is currently receiving medical attention at a private hospital in Ijebu Ode.
His son, Obafemi, who spoke to newsmen at the hospital, said the kidnappers had demanded N20 million ransom, which was negotiated downward first to 10 million and later N1 million.
He said: “The kidnappers first demanded for N20 million, later it was negotiated to N10 million and later N1million. But we did not pay any ransom before my father was freed by the policemen.”
Ntomchukwu warned kidnappers, cultists and other criminal-minded individuals to leave the state, stressing that they would be smoked out to face the full weight of the law, should they fail to heed his warning.
Speaking with newsmen, the suspect, who is a member of kidnapping syndicate operating in Ijebu axis, said his accomplice, Prince, had gone into hiding.