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JUST IN: Policemen Arrest Kidnappers On Ibadan-Ikire Expressway


The kidnappers operating around Ikire and other communities in Ibadan-Ife expressway have been arrested.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr Leye Oyebade, disclosed this at the ongoing Southwest security summit in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Zone 11 comprises Oyo, Osun and Ondo states.
Oyebade made the revelation while explaining that security agencies were not overwhelmed by the security challenges in the region.
 He added that those who kidnapped Prof. Adegbehingbe of the Obafemi Awolowo University have also been arrested.
He said police decided against publicizing their successes on those arrests for security reasons.
He was responding to claims by the governors that police were overwhelmed by the level of insecurity in the country.
The Ikire segment of the Ibadan-Ife expressway has become notorious for kidnapping in the last few months thereby instilling fear in motorists and commuters.
The kidnap of Prof. Adegbehingbe also reinforced the fear thereby causing outrage over the level of insecurity in Southwest.
The outrage was partly responsible for the security summit.
 While commending the governors for supporting police operations in their various states, Oyebade insisted that more support, especially in the area of vehicles and technology, will further enhance the ability of the force to offer a more effective policing.


  1. DearGovernor Seyi Makinde
    The NURTW are not entitle to the Revenue they are collecting on our roads, those revenue are the Wright of Local Government.
    Governor Seyi Makide should allow every local government to collect all road revenues for the maintainace of the roads.
    They should go and learn a trade or resume to their driving profession.
    The free revenue they collect makes them feel more superior to our gradutes working to make ends meet.
    In all developed countries, all revenue belongs to government and any union that engage itself in thurgery and huliganizim should be paid directly from the pocket of their employer and not with government money.
    EFCC should arrest any local government chairman or Governor that engage them and pay them with government fund.

    Niyi ADEREMI
    Omi Adio, ibadan.

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