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Two abductors of septuagenarian arrested

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two men for alleged involvement in the kidnap of a 70 -year-old woman, identified as Victoria Jimba , on August 30 , 2017 .

Jimba was abducted by a gang of kidnappers in Igbotako, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, while going to church .

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command , Mr. Femi Joseph , the suspects are Idowu Olorunfemi and Olopade Waheed .

The police spokesman stated that the septuagenarian was later released by her abductors a few days after she was kidnapped , adding that he was not aware that any ransom was paid by the family of the victim before the old woman was freed.

While parading the suspects in Akure , the Ondo State capital, on Thursday, the PPRO 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 .

Joseph 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.

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