7 suspects linked to the kidnap of popular Oyo-based Islamic cleric, Akeubagold’s twins have been paraded by the state’s police command.
Some of the arrested suspects were found to be the Islamic cleric’s workers who used their relationship with him to thwart initial effort of rescuing the twins.
The police reportedly had to restrategize after they found out that information about the rescue mission was being sabotaged. Those arrested include a security guard who gave out his gun to one of the gang members, a woman who took care of the twins and the man who monitored the Islamic cleric before his twins were kidnapped.
One of the suspects who identified himself as Tope, claimed to be innocent. He said he never played a role in the of the kidnap saga till one of the suspects he identified as Bashiru came back from Sokoto. Tope claimed he was looking for a way to resolve the kidnap incident and also get the Islamic cleric to forgive the suspects, before being arrested.