A suspected kidnapper identified as Olarinde Adekunle has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command.
The 37-year-old was apprehended after threatening to abduct three students of a private university in Oyo through a letter.
The spokesman of the command, Adewale Osifeso while parading Adekunle at the state police command, said the threat, as expected, disrupted academic activities.
He further stated that the letter stirred up panic and uncertainty among the university community.
He said, “A notorious kidnapping syndicate sent a ‘hand-written’ note to the management of a private university institution, in Oyo town wherein they threatened to abduct three of its students should the management fail to pay up (N10,000,000) ten million naira within a stipulated period.
“Consequent upon the above, discreet forensic based investigations were carried out and this led to the arrest of one Azeez Mufutau ‘M’ whose phone numbers were inscribed on the ‘hand-written notes’ sent to both the school management and the bank.
“Upon questioning, the suspect confirmed that the phone number on the note was his but denied being the author of the document.
“The investigation further led to the arrest of one Olarinde Adekunle ‘M’ age 37 who confessed to being the author of the hand-written notes under scrutiny and added that Azeez Mufutau was used as a decoy to conceal his direct involvement.”