Two suspects who allegedly kidnapped a 70-year-old woman, Victoria Jimba, in Ondo state have been arrested by the state police command.
Jimba was kidnapped on August 30, 2017, in Igbotako, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state, while going to church.
Joseph Femi, the state police spokesman identified the suspects as Idowu Olorunfemi and Olopade Waheed.
While parading the suspects in Akure, Femi said the other members of the kidnapping gang that participated in the “dastardly act” had not been arrested, adding that the police were on their trail.
Femi said, “After the report of the kidnap of the 70-year-old woman was made to us, we swung into action and after a discreet investigation and intelligence gathering, the suspects were arrested.
“The mobile phone they used to demand ransom was recovered from them. We are making efforts to arrest the fleeing members of the gang. “
The PPRO, who noted that the suspect would soon be charged to court, appealed to the people of the state to always report any suspicious movement in their vicinity to the police.
By Tony Nwanne