man identified as Issa Naigheti has been arrested by Kwara state police command for allegedly kidnapping his father and collecting a ransom of N2.5m.
The spokesman of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the suspect was arrested around Kambi area of Ilorin by officers attached to the anti-kidnapping team of the Kwara police command.
Naigheti has reportedly confessed to the crime. Okasanmi said: “The suspect confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, Bature Naigboho, in Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo State and collected N2.5m ransom”
Okasanmi further revealed that the case would be transferred to Oyo State, which is where the crime took place.
Meanwhile, gunmen have killed the Young Progressives Party (YPP) chairman in Ibeme ward, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, David Uche.
He was gunned down in front of his family house on Wednesday at about 7:30am.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen, suspected to be vigilante operatives, arrived in a Sienna and a Lexus 300.
They were thought to have been hired by a man who came to settle a score with the Ifeanyi over N100,000 debt.
State Chairman of YPP, Victor Diala, confirmed the incident.
He said: “It happened. The young man was shot right in front of his house. The funny thing is that they took his body to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri (FMC) where they tagged it ‘unknown gunman’.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that YPP is a social-democratic political party in Nigeria. The party was created to challenge the two major contemporary parties in Nigeria, the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress. In its manifesto, it called for concerted efforts to improve welfare, fight for social justice and provide equality of opportunities for all citizens in Nigeria. The Young Progressive Party won one seat out of the 109 seats in the Nigerian Senate during the 2019 general elections.