Police arrest eight in connection with kidnap of NURTW chair
On Sunday, the Osun Police Command announced the arrest of eight suspects in connection with the kidnapping of Alhaji Ali Kazeem, a.k.a Kekere Kazuma, the branch chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Apomu.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Apomu is in Osun's Isokan Local Government Area.
Kazeem was allegedly abducted and taken into the woods on Saturday after being tracked from his car park to Oke-Afa Area in Apomu, according to SP Yemisi Opalola, Osun Police spokesperson.
“Based on the information, the Area Commander of Ikire promptly mobilised the combined team of vigilante and police detectives from Ikire Area Command to the scene.
“The team, however, discovered that the victim was traced from his motor park to Oke Afa Area, Apomu, where he was forcefully stopped, pulled out from his Toyota Corolla ash colour with registration number, APM 203 AA, macheted and taken away by the assailant(s),“ the police statement said.
Opalola said that photographs had been taken of the scene and that police tactical team, local hunters and some natives had been mobilised to comb the surrounding bush to rescue the victim.
She said the condition of the kidnapped victim, either dead or alive, could not be ascertained because he had not been found yet.
She, however, said the Osun Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode has assured the public that all the perpetrators of the heinous crime would be arrested and made to face justice.