A 20-year-old man,
Taiwo who was paraded at the State Command Headquarters at Eleyele, by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Leye Oyebade, disclosed that he abducted the girl because her mother who is his sister, refused to give him money nor assist him in his studies at the Polytechnic Ibadan, where he is studying Insurance.
Oyebade said Taiwo kidnapped the toddler on March 30, 2016, at her residence at Adegbayi area of Egbeda, Ibadan, and took her to an unknown place from where he made calls to her parents demanding for a ransom.
“When the girl was abducted, the abductor called to demand for a ransom of N200,000 as condition for her release. When the report got to the police the anti-kidnapping squad of the command, they immediately commenced investigation.
Soon, the location of the victim was discovered somewhere in Adegbayi Alakia area of the state.
The discovery made the operatives to storm the criminal hideout where one of the suspects, Olayinka Taiwo, was arrested and the victim rescued unhurt at 1:30pm on March 31, 2016.
The suspect confessed to the crime and narrated how he and other members of the gang currently at large, planned and carried out the evil act.”
The girl's mother, Kemi Abdulsalam, who confirmed that suspect was her blood brother, said she was contacted by someone on the phone, who called her in the evening that her daughter has been kidnapped and demanded for N200,000 for her release.
“I have been searching for my daughter all day before I was called by someone in the evening who said that my husband was owing them money. I reported at the village head’s house and they told me to report at the police station,” Kemi said
Taiwo also confessed to the crime, begging his family members to forgive him.
"I kidnapped my niece because my sister’s husband does not give me money anytime I come back from school. So I reported to my friend and he was the one who planned all the kidnapping of Omolade.
At first I felt reluctant to be part of the plan but he threatened me and that was why I gave him my sister’s number to call her and ask for a ransom of N200,000."