Police nab 2 over kidnapping of farmer, killing of fiance 


Men of the Oyo State Police Command have arrested two people identified as Abubakar Mohammed and Ayankunle Ayaleye for allegedly kidnapping a businesswoman, Modupeoluwa Oyetoso, and for killing her fiance, Opeoluwa Oladipo in the Ibarapa East Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the arrest of the two suspects, the spokesman of the police in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi disclosed that a Tecno phone and a single-barrelled gun used for the operation were recovered from the suspects.

The PPRO said that N22,500, which was part of the ransom paid to secure Modupeoluwa’s release from captivity, was also recovered from them.

According to the PPRO, efforts were being made to arrest two other fleeing members of the kidnap syndicate.

When asked if Modupeoluwa had been contacted to identify the suspects, Fadeyi said she was there on the day they were interviewing the suspects and had since identified them.

Recall that the lovers were returning from the farm when four men waylaid them around 5 pm.

It was reported that one of the gunmen shot him after Oladipo attempted to manoeuvre his way to escape.

The assailants reportedly caught up with the businesswoman, whisked her away into a nearby forest, and left her fiance for dead.


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