Oyo State police command has paraded one Olayinka Taiwo (20 years), who kidnapped his three years old niece, Omolade Abdulsalam and demanded N200,000 ransom from his parents. The State Commissioner for police, Leye Oyebade disclosed this at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan on Tuesday. According to him, Omolade was kidnapped on March 30, 2016 at her residence at Adegbayi area of Egbeda, Ibadan by some kidnappers who took her toan unknown place thereby preventing her parents from having access to her.
“Few hours later, the victim's abductor called to demand for a ransom of N200,000 as condition for her release. When the report to the police the anti-kidnapping squad of the command immediately commenced investigation. Soon, the location of the victim was discovered somewhere in Adegbayi Alakia area of the state.
“The discovery made the operatives to storm the criminal hideout where one of the suspects, Olayinka Taiwo was arrested and the victim rescued unhurt at 1:30pm on March 31,2016. The suspect confessed to the crime and narrated how he and other members of the gang currently at large planned and carried out the evil act.” he said
Confirming that the suspect was her brother, the mother of the victim, Kemi Abdulsalam said he was contacted by someone on the phone, who called her in the evening that her daughter has been kidnapped and demanded for N200,000 for her release.
“I have been searching for my daughter all day before I was called by someone in the evening who said that my husband was owing them money. I reported at the village head’s house and they told me to report at the police station” she said
Also confessing to the crime, Olayinka Taiwo who studies Insurance at the Polytechnic of Ibadan, said: "I kidnapped my niece because my sister’s husband does not give me money anytime I come back from school. So I reported to my friend and he was the one who planned all the kidnapping of Omolade, at first I felt reluctant to be part of the plan but he threatened me and that was why i gave him my sister’s number to call her and ask for a ransom of N200,000."
Olayinka said he regretted his action and seeks for forgiveness from his sister and husband.