June 8, 2023
The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a member of a kidnap syndicate that abducted Jumoke Oludele, a younger sister to a sitting member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Sunkanmi Babalola.

Oludele was said to have been kidnapped on Monday at Oniguguru Junction, beside Lion of Judah Church, Monatan, Iya Church area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital while returning from her shop.

The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonu, disclosed on Friday that one of the suspected abductors had been arrested.

Babalola, currently representing Egbeda State Constituency in the state House of Assembly, said apart from alerting the police, the family has launched a manhunt to bail his sister from kidnappers.

The CP, in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Friday, said the suspected kidnapper is currently being quizzed to obtain useful information that could enable them to secure Oludele’s release.

The statement read, ”One Jumoke Babalola Oludele, female, aged 35, was kidnapped while returning from her shop by unknown armed men. One suspect was arrested after the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Oyo Police Command swung into action. The suspect is currently being quizzed to obtain useful information.

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