3rd July, 2022
Two kidnap kingpins recently arrested by the police in Ido-Ekiti town of Ekiti State, Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris and Ibrahim Mumini Toyin have confessed that they usually invest ransom collected to free their victims in their cattle business.
The kidnap kingpins were arrested on Wednesday, 29 June in Ido Ekiti after a long drawn involvement in abduction in the area, the state police command spokesperson, Abutu Sunday said in a statement released in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.
Abutu said the kingpins were arrested by the Command’s Rapid Response Squad in synergy with the vigilantes, acting on credible intelligence
He added that Idris and Toyin masterminded abduction of many high profile personalities in the area, including the kidnapping of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti.
The police spokesperson added that during interrogation, one of the suspects, Ibrahim Mumini Toyin confessed not only to being the mastermind series of kidnapping in the area, but also, murder of one of the suspects.
“During interrogation, Ibrahim Mumini Toyin confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed that the dastardly act of kidnapping and murder of one of the two victims was carried out by himself and four(4) others who are children of Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris and are currently at large.
“He further confessed that Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris is their kingpin, adding that the ransom collected from their victims was used to purchase cattle by Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris to increase his herd of cattle.
“Ibrahim Mumini Toyin disclosed that his own share of the ransom allegedly paid was used to purchase cattle for him by Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris.
“Suspects are in custody undergoing interrogation and will be arraigned after the conclusion of investigation.