Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force said four persons who were arrested in connection with the killing of a would-be groom are cooling off their feet in police detention.
Among the suspects is one Kazeem Mohammed Beiwa who is alleged to be the leader of the four-man gang and also a kidnap kingpin whom the police have been trailing in connection with other kidnapping incidents.
Mohammed an indigene of Patigi in Patigi local government area of the state was said to have collected N160,000 from one Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, on the pretext of helping him buy a cow which will be used for the groom’s wedding scheduled for March 12 and 13, 2021.
In a statement, command spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi said the suspect later killed the Mr. Ojo.
The statement read “Since the victim left Ilorin with the suspect, he could no longer be reached by anybody including his prospective wife, one Ilori Oluwakemi.
But on March 3rd, 2021 the would-be bride received a phone call from her husband’s line demanding N12million ransom if she hoped to see him again.
When the incident was reported, the Commissioner of Police directed an all encompassing investigation into the matter, ordering the arrest of the kidnappers and rescue of the victim.
Mohammed Kazeem Beiwa was arrested in Patigi thanks to hi-tech intelligence.
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“Investigation further led to the arrest of three other alleged members of the syndicate Mohammed Chatta, Jimoh Abdulateef and Madi Jeremiah,” Okasanmi said.