Crimes/Tragedy

NSCDC Arrest Man, 40, Over Alleged Kidnapping, Killing of 80 Years Old Man

By Taiwo Ogunniyi
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Kwara state Command, has arrested a 40-year-old Boodo Abdullahi over alleged Kidnapping and Killing of an 80-year-old Alhaji Abba in Eruwa Oyo state.

Parading the suspect the Command Public Relations Officer, Olasunkanmi Ayeni said the victim was killed by the kidnappers after ransom has been collected.

He said the suspect was arrested through shared information with the Nigeria Police

Mr Ayeni explained that Boodo Abdullah was arrested in Bani Kiama local government area of Kwara state.

He noted the Police in Oyo state had already arrested three of the suspects over the alleged crime .

The NSCDC spokesman said efforts area on to arrest the remaining fleeing suspects.

He maintained that the victim,Alhaji Abba had earlier reported the suspect Boodo Abdullah to one Alhaji Isiaka of the possibility of his kidnapped.

Mr Ayeni said the suspect will be transferred to Oyo state as soon as Investigations are concluded for prosecution.

When asked the suspect,Boodo Alhaji admitted that the victim ,Alhaji Abba had earlier reported him to Alhaji Isiaka over suspicion of being kidnapped.

He denied being involved in the crime.

He said his imprisonment at Agodi prion in Oyo state was based on alleged misrepresentation by his brother who killed his friend.

He called on the security agencies to ensure proper investigations into the matter before concluding on his prosecution.

Boodo a farmer and cattle rearer said he only travel to Kiama in Kwara state where he was arrested to visit his Uncle.
Edited by Felix Ajide
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