14th September, 2010
Three suspected kidnappers, Segun Taiwo a.k.a Orobo, Beke Biyi, and Daniel Sunday, whoÂ abducted a 10-year old JSS 1 student, Daniel Iya Omolere at Idioro, Mushin, Lagos, NigeriaÂ have been arrested.
The suspects who demanded a N10 million ransom but later reduced it to N3 million wereÂ apprehended by the Ondo State police command, Okitipupa division at Omotosho, a remoteÂ village in the area, where they had detained their victim.
According to the mother, Mrs. Yinka Iyaomolere, her son was kidnapped when he was sent toÂ the market on Saturday.
She stated that she reported the incident at the Itire police station that night.
It was gathered that Segun Taiwo a.k.a Orobo, a 32-year old native of Ibadan, who worked forÂ Mrs. Iyaomolere as a carpenter allegedly masterminded the kidnap and provided his team withÂ vital information.
Daniel Sunday, a 33-year old painter from Badagry, Lagos, executed the kidnapping plan,Â while Beke Biyi, a native of Omotosho, Ondo State provided accommodation and transportation.
They were paraded at the office of the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO,Â yesterday.
Daniel Sunday said: â€œWe planned it together, Segun brought the information to us and alsoÂ gave us Mama Danielâ€™s phone number. I tricked him out of his motherâ€™s shop.
â€œWe first passed the night at Surulere, Lagos before we continued our journey on SundayÂ morning. When we saw that he was disturbing, we bought vallium 5 and we gave it to him. SoÂ he slept till we got to Bekeâ€™s house in Ondo State.â€
Beke Biyi added: â€œWhen we got to my house at Omotosho, we called Danielâ€™s mother and weÂ asked her for money. But some boys in my family house went to call the police and that wasÂ how we were arrested.
â€” Dedeigbo Ayodeji & Adeyera Olubunmi