N5 million has been named by the Ekiti State Police Command as a reward for any member of the public with genuine information on the whereabouts of four suspects over alleged kidnapping in the state.
The spokesperson of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu in a statement released on Tuesday 9th November 2021, said gave the names of the fleeing suspects as Banji Akeem, Samuel Ebira, Dele Jimoh, and Dayo Igwe.
According to Abutu, the four suspects were mentioned as gang members by other arrested suspects currently in police custody. They were involved in the abduction of prominent Ekiti citizens in the last two years.
The suspects already arrested mentioned one Banji Akeem a.k.a Oro, who was earlier arrested by the RRS operatives for the offense of armed robbery.
“They also mentioned one Samuel a.k.a Samuel Ebira, Jimoh Dele a.k.a Dele Petim, Dayo a.k.a Dayo Igwe and Johnson a.k.a Yellow Okada who is presently at large as other members of their gang,” Abutu said.
Abutu, said the suspects were arrested through the relentless efforts of the men of the command. Items recovered from the suspects include one Toyota Corolla car, 13 rounds of live cartridges, and two locally-made double-barrel guns.
While parading the suspects, Abutu said they were arrested by a team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the command. He explained that the suspects included the food supplier to the alleged kidnappers and a vulcanizer, who was their informant.
The command thanked residents who provided the information that led to the initial arrests, promising not to relent in ridding the state of crime.
“The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Unit of the Police Command in Ekiti has continued its raid and war against kidnapping with another breakthrough recorded in the arrest and parade of four suspected kidnappers.