Suspect Narrates How He Conspired With Fulani Herdsman to Kidnap His Nephews – A kidnap suspect, Usman Muyideen, has been arrested by the men of Nigerian police force for conniving with his herdsman friend to kidnap and murder his nephews.
The suspect who is 21 years of age and an undergraduate of Osun state university kidnapped two of his nephews on 26th January, 2021.
The Fulani herdsman, Memudu who is 20-year-old, is said to have lured Usman Muyideen to into perpertrating the evil act.
The two suspects conived to kidnapped and murdered their underaged victims, Thompson Onibokun (13) and Samson Onibokun (12), who were said to be the children of the suspect, Muyideen’s elder brother.
The two victims who were abducted while playing in a football field with their friends around the Iludun area, Osogbo.
The parents of the victims reported the case at the nearest police station before the case was transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Usman Muyideen while Confessing to the crime, narrated that the two abductees were his elder brother’s children. He accused the herdsman, Memudu of luring him into kidnapping them.
“The herdsman talked me into kidnapping them. He is my friend. We have lived together since childhood. When we got to the field where Thompson and Samson were, I told them to follow me and they did because I am the younger brother of their daddy.
We didn’t know that they could die. The phones we used in contacting the parents was tracked by the police and we were arrested he said”
Memudu who also confessed said: “I am a Fulani herdsman. I abducted two children with the help of Muyideen who is their family member. We went to the football field where the children were playing and abducted the two of them.
“We took them on a commercial bike to a forest where my cattle do feed around Coker area, Osogbo. I know the terrain very well. We were in the forest for four days, giving the children bread and soft drink.
“We contacted the parents and demanded N25 million ransom. I wanted to use the ransom to start a business. We gave them six days to provide the ransom but, unfortunately, the two children died on the fourth day after the rope we used to tie them to a tree strangulated them.
“When those children died, we did not contact the parents again. We left the corpses there and they discovered the bodies four days after.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, speaking on the arrest of the kidnap victim said;
“The bodies of the two children of have been recovered inside the bush around Oke-Baale area, Osogbo and deposited at State University Teaching Hospital morgue, Osogbo for autopsy.
The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation.”
While parading them at the Police Command, Osogbo, the two suspects did not show any remorse as the Fulani herdsman, Memudu kept assuring Muyideen that they would be released after a few days.