Two dreaded kidnappers have confessed to murdering a farmer, Segun Adams, in Ekiti State after receiving N1.5m ransom.
The culprits identified as Ojo Jubril and Job Mathew, abducted the victim in his farm at Kajola, a farmstead in Ado Ekiti.
The duo was nabbed during an expanded forest combing operation undertaken by operatives of the State Police Command and other security networks in the state.
Briefing newsmen while parading the suspects and six others on Friday November 25, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Sunday Ayemoni, said the culprits were involved in kidnapping, murder, conspiracy and armed robbery.
“On November 23, 2022, at about 3:30pm, while the command operatives were on a rescue operation inside Ijan – Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area’s forest, they arrested two notorious kidnappers namely; Ojo Jubril and Job Matthew,” he stated.
“Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed that they kidnapped one Adams Segun, 55 years, in his Kajola Farm settlement, Ijan-Ekiti on November 16th, 2022.
“The suspects confessed to various kidnappings in Ekiti State and mentioned one Daniel Matthew, Busuyi Popoola, and Daniel, second name unknown as their accomplices.
“They confessed further that they were responsible for the killing of a Adams Segun, one of their kidnap victims.”
Ayemoni said exhibits such as one cut-to-size single barrel and expended cartridge, were recovered from the arrested suspects.
In a video seen by LIB, the suspects confessed that they collected N1.5m ransom and later killed Adams because he recognised one of them.