A kidnap suspect, Akeem Ogunnibi, has indicted some Department of State Security operatives in the abduction of a bureau de change operator in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
Vanguard reported that Ogunnibi, 42, during his confession this weekend, said five DSS operatives helped him to abduct the BDC operator identified as Bala.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, the victim revealed that he was abducted from his office by gun-wielding men on December 30, 2021, around 5:30 pm.
The assailants were said to have demanded an undisclosed amount of money as ransom for his release after driving Bala to a bush path along Ilesa Road.
Olokode, quoting Bala said that the assailants searched and dispossessed the victim of N204,000 before abandoning him at the place.
Ogunnibi's confession read, “Bala, (the victim) is a friend, he underpaid for a gold chain he bought from my brothers and when I confronted him, I was not satisfied with his explanation, hence, I decided to call people I know in the DSS to deal with him.
“He paid N680,000 for a chain that is worth N972,000, so, I went to five DSS officers and we went to his place picked him and took him to their command in Osogbo.
“He was not taken into the command, they collected the money from him, I was in the car when they negotiated, I am not aware of what was demanded, but he paid N210,000 and I was given N15,000.
“The DSS operatives were also arrested but I don’t know why they were not paraded but I am sure they were arrested as well”.