The Police in Kwara State have arrested two suspected kidnappers, Umaru Mohammed Tambaya, 29 and Muhammed Tambaya Bell, 26 for their alleged involvement in the abduction of four Turkish expatriates kidnapped at Gwugwu in Edu local government area of the state in July 2019.
Though all the Turkish nationals were rescued alive, the then commissioner of police, Kayode Egbetokun hinted that four of the kidnappers had been arrested while others were at large, adding that no ransom was paid to secure their release.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner for police, Mohammed Lawal Bagega, while parading suspects at the Police headquarters in Ilorin, State capital on Wednesday disclosed that intelligent reports indicated that the suspects were planning to carry out another operation.
He said, “The arrested kidnappers mentioned the above suspects who escaped as being members of their syndicate. Ever since then, the Command has been in the search for the two fleeing suspects. Actionable intelligence however indicated that the suspects were planning to carry out another operation and my operatives swoop on them and were arrested.
“During investigation, the suspects confessed to be members of the kidnap syndicate that abducted the four Turkish citizens, they also confessed to have participated in several other kidnap incidents especially along Enugu/Abakaliki axis of the South East of the country. Investigation is still ongoing to arrest other syndicate members and recover their operational weapons. They will soon be charged to court.”