The police in Oyo State have paraded Olayinka Taiwo (20), who allegedly kidnapped his three-year-old niece, Omolade Abdulsalam and demanded N200,000 from her parents. Commissioner of Police Leye Oyebade said Abdulsalam was kidnapped on March 30 at her residence at Adegbayi, Egbeda, Ibadan. He said: “Few hours later, the abductors called her parents to demand for N200,000 as a condition for her release. A report was made to the police and the victim was rescued in Adegbayi Alakia. “Security operatives stormed the criminal hideout where one of the suspects, Olayinka Taiwo, was arrested and the victim rescued unhurt at 1:30pm on March 31. “The suspect confessed to the crime and narrated how he and other members of the gang currently at large planned and carried out the evil act,” he said.
Confirming that the suspect is her brother, the victim’s mother, Kemi Abdulsalam, said she received a call that her daughter has been kidnapped. “I was searching for my daughter all day before I was called by someone in the evening who said my husband owes him some money. I reported at the village head’s house and was told to report at the police station,” she said Taiwo, who studies Insurance at the Polytechnic of Ibadan, said:” I kidnapped my niece because my sister’s husband does not give me money anytime I come back from school. “I reported to my friend and he was the one who planned it. At first, I was reluctant to be part of the plan but he threatened me and that was why I gave him my sister’s number.” Also Olu Adewale (56) was arrested for parading himself as a lawyer. But Adewale claimed that he studied Law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 1976. “I did not attend the law school. I started practising in Kano where I had my first chamber before moving down to Ibadan in 2000. “ I believe that once I study law I can practise. I started practising believing that I can later go to law school but unfortunately I could not. “I have appeared in the Magistrate’s Court Iyaganku on behalf of a client before.”