Thursday, September 29, 2022

Two Ondo serial kidnappers arrested: Police

The police command in Ondo says it has arrested two 35-year-old serial kidnappers, Oluwatosin Olaoye and Taiwo Olamide.

• September 21, 2022
IGP Usman Baba Alkali
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali

The police command in Ondo says it has arrested two 35-year-old serial kidnappers, Oluwatosin Olaoye and Taiwo Olamide.

The suspects allegedly kidnapped three persons in Ofosu, Idanre local government area of Ondo, between 2021 and 2022.

On Tuesday, police spokeswoman Funmilayo Odunlami said the suspects kidnapped Folasade Akinloye from her shop at Ofosu on August 28, 2022, at 10:40 p.m., using an ash-coloured Toyota Camry with registration number AKD 797 AP.

The suspects were also responsible for the kidnapping of Folasade Akinselure on July 13, 2021, and Stella Stephen on March 9, 2022, added the police.

“They confessed to committing the crime. The victims were rescued unhurt. Police also recovered the Toyota Camry car and two cutlasses the suspects used in committing the crime from them,’’ Ms Odunlami said.

She assured that the suspects would be arraigned after further investigation. 

Ms Odunlami also told journalists that the police arrested a suspect, Adesina Shittu of Aule in Akure, for theft and faking his kidnap. She explained that a complainant reported to the police that he gave a Bajaj tricycle valued at N1.6 million to Mr Shittu to use as a commercial vehicle and deliver N4,000 daily.

“Three days later, Shittu called the complainant and claimed that he was kidnapped and that the complainant should assist him in paying the ransom to secure his release,” said the police officer. “During investigation, forensic analysis showed that the suspect was in Badagry, Lagos State and not at Igoba in Akure where he claimed he was being held hostage.”

Ms Odunlami said Mr Shittu was arrested with the tricycle and taken back to Akure.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Court room


Court orders remand of Benue man over killing of two policemen

Mr Orfega is charged with criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, culpable homicide and act of terrorism.



PSG dressing room filled with egos: Coach 

“We have top personalities with egos, but the dressing room is a pleasant one I’m glad to be part of” – PSG’s Christopher Galtier

Queen Elizabeth II

Hot news Home top

FLASH: Cause of Queen Elizabeth’s death revealed 

National Records of Scotland on Thursday published an extract from The Queen’s death certificate.

Court room


Court orders divorce-seeking wife to return husband’s N85,000, other gifts

Judge Mohammed Jibril, who gave the order, also ordered Ms Abdulmalik to return the unsewn wrappers he bought her as gifts.

Qatar World Cup


Qatar says COVID-19 test compulsory for visiting World Cup fans

Qatar has recorded more than 440,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 692 deaths from the virus.

Professor-Ibrahim-Wushishi and NECO


NECO releases SSCE results, says 70% passed Maths, English

Mr Wushishi said that 13,594 candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice in 2022, representing 0.13 per cent.