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Four Arrested for Abducting Priest

11 Dec 2012

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Toba Suleiman

The Police in Ekiti State have apprehended and detained four men, who allegedly kidnapped a 42-year-old man, who described himself a chief priest since last Wednesday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Victor Olu Babayemi, who spoke to journalists, about the police breakthrough at the state police headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, said the four men were arrested inside the bush in Ikere, following a tip off.

According to him, it was the manager of an Ikere-Ekiti Guest House that alerted the police about the crime, and gave the police the description of the bus the hoodlums brought for the operation.

He further told journalists that following the tip off, the policemen swung into action and began to comb the near-by bush where the two leaders of the gang were said to be waiting for others.

The Police PPRO explained further that during a fierce gun battle between the police and the hoodlums inside the bush, the two leaders escaped, while four other members of the gang were apprehended.
When the suspects were interrogated, it was discovered that two of the real kidnappers had escaped, when the policemen stormed the place and started hunting for them.

Narrating his ordeal, the victim, Mr Asanu Adegoke, who said he was a herbalist based in Asaba, the Delta State capital, explained that he came home to prepare charms meant to prevent the death of a man, but was surprised to discover that where he lodged in a Guest House, he suddenly saw four men who came in a bus to abduct him.

According to him, he was whisked away into a neighbouring village inside the bush where he was manhandled.

He said it was based on information made available to the police that prompted it to mobilise for his rescue.

Not quite long they located them, two of them escaped during the battle, while another young man found in the bush near the scene.

One of the suspects, Alabi Olubodun (28), who described himself as herbalist also, said there was a deal between him and one Kunle with the man abducted on the juju they wanted to make for a man in Asaba, that would make him not to ever die.

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