Police Arrest Couple for Alleged Kidnap of Reverend Sisters


By James Sowole in Akure

For allegedly participating in the kidnap of two Reverend Sisters,  Perpetual Apo and Bukola Funmilade, and their driver, Mr. Zwugwa Zibai,  the Ondo State Police Command has arrested a couple, Ayodeji Muyijimi and Adebimpe Muyijimi .

The couple and others, one of whom has been paraded along with other suspected criminals, were alleged to have played different roles in the kidnapping of their victims at Kajola Village on Benin-Sagamu Expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo state in May .

Speaking on the arrest of the couple, the Commissioner of Police for the Ondo State Command, Mrs Hilda Harrison, who said the suspects had participated in a series of kidnappings in the state in recent times, said the couple was arrested in Okitipupa town in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.

She said they had confessed to the commission of the crime, adding that they would be arraigned in court as soon as the police concluded investigation on the matter.

It was gathered that the physically-challenged husband, Ayodeji did not actively participate in the kidnappings due to his health condition but he allegedly gave out information about their victims to the other members of the gang while his wife, Adebimpe kept the arms and ammunition the members used to carry out the abduction.