Police Arrest Undergraduate Student, One Herdsman For Kidnapping, Murder In Osun - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, January 30, 2021

Police Arrest Undergraduate Student, One Herdsman For Kidnapping, Murder In Osun

...Suspects Revealed How It Happened 

                          •The suspects

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Osun State Police Command have arrested a 21-year-old undergraduate student and his  accomplice, a herdsman,  for kidnapping and killing two underage children in Osun.

The suspects  - Usman Muyideen, a 200 level student of Public Administration, and his 20-year-old Fulani accomplice were arrested in connection with the death of Thompson Onibokun (13) and Samson Onibokun (12), who were said to be the children of Muyideen’s elder brother.

The Osun Police Command said further investigation will be conducted to ascertain if they had been involved in similar crime in the past. 

The Commissioner of Police in Osun state,  Olawale Olokode, who  paraded the two suspects kidnapped the two children on January 26, 2021 on a football field around Iludun area, Osogbo.

The parents reported abduction  at the police station in the area before the matter was transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department(SCID).

Olokode, said “the bodies of the two children of have been recovered inside the bush around Oke-Baale area, Osogbo and deposited at State University Teaching Hospital morgue, Osogbo for autopsy.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation.”

Muyideen who spoke with reporters,  said the victims  were the children of his elder brother, lamenting that  the herdsman of talked him into abducting them.

He said: “The herdsman talked me into kidnapping them. He is my friend. We have lived together since childhood.

“When we got to the field where Thompson and Samson were, I told them to follow me and they did because I am the younger brother of their daddy.

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“We didn’t know that they could die.

“The phones we used in contacting the parents was tracked by the police and we were arrested.”

Also confessing to the crime, Memudu said: “I am a Fulani herdsman. I abducted two children with the help of Muyideen who is their family member.

“We went to the football field where the children were playing and abducted the two of them.

“We took them on a commercial bike to a forest where my cattle do feed around Coker area, Osogbo.

“I know the terrain very well.

“We were in the forest for four days, giving the children bread and soft drink.

“We contacted the parents and demanded N25 million ransom. I wanted to use the ransom to start a business.

“We gave them six days to provide the ransom but, unfortunately, the two children died on the fourth day after the rope we used to tie them to a tree strangulated them.

“When those children died, we did not contact the parents again. We left the corpses there and they discovered the bodies four days after.”

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