A 20 year old boy, Ibrahim Aliyu Babatunde, who worked with others to kidnap his father has been arrested and paraded alongside others by the Oyo state police office.
and three other members of his gang were paraded by police at the
command headquarters in Eleyeile, Ibadan. Other members of the kidnap
gang were – Babuga Salihu (20), Aura Sands (20), and Amuda Yusufu (19).
victim, Alhaji Aliyu Babatunde, was abducted at his Igboora home town
and spent three days in the kidnappers’ den before he was released after
the family paid N1 million ransom.
victim’s son, who was leader of the gang, told journalists that he was
lured into the criminal act because of his father’s insensitive attitude
to welfare of his children.
said, “We are many. My father married many wives and he doesn’t care
for us. We are left by my father to fend for ourselves. So, I think the
only way to get money out of him is to organise for his abduction and
force him to part with the money.”
added that he invited his three friends to abduct his father for the
purpose of getting money from him. Initial arrest of one of the
suspects, led to subsequent arrest of the kingpin and other members of