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Kidnap suspects arrested with ransom cash in Ekiti

Two kidnap suspects have been arrested by operatives of a Joint Task Force (JTF) in Ekiti. 

The suspects who held their four victims hostage for days, were arrested by a JTF comprising the military, police, Amotekun corps and local hunters.

The victims include a school principal, two teachers and a nurse. They were abducted last week at Irele-Ekiti, in Ajoni Local Council Development Area of Ekiti State.

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The N3 million the suspects collected from the victims, was also recovered. Chairman of Ajoni LCDA, Michael Ogungbemi, who confirmed that the rescue operation was successful, said; 

“When they knew that the operation was closing in on them, three victims in their possession were suddenly released this afternoon. This further provided a lead for the operation.

“Part of the ransom collected from the victims was recovered and the released victims are now in the hospital receiving medical treatments.

“The JTF also succeeded in apprehending two suspects, who are now undergoing interrogation and investigation by the police.”

Commandant of Amotekun Corps in Ekiti State, Brig Gen. Joe Komolafe, also disclosed that those arrested are now in police custody, while the freed victims have received adequate treatment in the hospital.

Komolafe said; 

“I can confirm to you that two suspects arrested are being held by the police. Regarding the freed victims, they were initially taken to the hospital, but they have reunited with their respective families.”

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