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Three arrested as police foil abduction of Osun businesswoman

Aug 12, 2022

Police officers attached to Osun State Police Command have arrested four suspected kidnappers and rescued a business woman, Alhaja Falilat Oyetunji, popularly known as Ero Arike.


The suspects were said to have kidnapped the businesswoman from Olorunda village, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government of the state, while on a visit to her aged mother.


Spokesperson for Osun police Command, Yemisi Opalola who confirmed the development said; 


“Upon intelligence, three kidnappers, were arrested while trying to kidnap Oyetunji, a.k.a “ERO ARIKE” in her residence of Olorunda Temidire area Iragbiji.

“It was on the early hours of Saturday, 6th August, 2022 that an informant, (name withheld) came to inform Mrs Oyetunji, ERO ARIKE, that he saw some people, led by the former staff of her ERO ARIKE company, one Basiru, planning how to kidnap her.

“Then, Oyetunji came to inform the police about it. The Police operatives of the anti kidnapping squad Osogbo were detailed for the assignment and the surveillance was emplaced.

“The informant was asked to play along with the Kidnappers. When fine-tuning their plan, men from anti kidnapping squad swung into action and nabbed the three suspects, while their driver disappeared with the vehicle they brought for the operation.”


Items recovered from the suspects include two dane guns, one long knife, one jack knife.


It was also gathered that one of the suspects identified as Bashiru attempted suicide after he was caught but was rescued and taken to Osun State University Teaching Hospital Osogbo for treatment.