Police in Ekiti said they have arrested one of the suspected kidnappers of former commissioner of agriculture Olabode Folorunso.
Mr Folorunso was taken into captivity on April 26, 2020, at Elemosho-Ekiti along Isan-Iludun Road in Oye Council. He was freed after eight days.
The suspect Yakubu Aliyu was paraded on Friday at the Command headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
“During interrogation, Aliyu confessed to be a member of kidnap syndicate that kidnapped Mr. Folorunso Olabode, former Commissioner for Agriculture to Governor Kayode Fayemi,” police spokesman Sunday Abutu said.
“Other gang members mentioned include Dani, Gide, Danja, Bello, Sidi, Babi, Ali, and Wada. Both Wada and Bello Mohammed had earlier been arrested, prosecuted and now being imprisoned at the Ekiti State correctional centre.
“We have invited the former Commissioner for Agriculture to come and identify them. But the suspects said that all the faces of their victims were being covered and that it will be difficult for anyone to identify their faces.”