The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a couple, Ayodeji and Adebimpe Muyijimi, for orchestrating the abduction of two reverend sisters, Perpetual Apo and Bukola Funmilade, and their driver, Mr. Zwugwa Zibai, on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway at Kajola in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state in May.
The police specifically said the couple were members of a gang responsible for a series of kidnappings in the state in recent times.
Speaking with journalists, the state police commissioner, Mrs. Hilda Harrison, said the couple who had since confessed to the crime, were arrested in Okitipupa.
But Ayodeji, who is physically-challenged said he did not actively participate in the kidnappings due to his condition.
According to the police, his role was to give information about their victims to the other members of the gang while his wife, Adebimpe allegedly kept the arms and ammunition used in operations.
The gang was allegedly led by one Godwin Ufoma, who had also been arrested by the police but currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The commissioner said, “The couple have confessed to being members of the gang that kidnapped the reverend sisters.
“The same gang also kidnapped one Oluwatimilehin Olatunji in Okitipupa but the victim later escaped.”
The commissioner appealed to the people of the state to support the command by giving information on the activities of criminals in the state.
The police have said the suspects would be arraigned soon.
FROM THE PUNCH