A 25 year- old man, Peter Oyeyemi, has been arrested by the police at Enuowa in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, over alleged kidnapping.
It was reliably gathered that the suspect, who claimed to be a student of the polytechnic of Ibadan in Oyo State , was arrested by some group of youths in Oka area of the town after noticing his suspicious movements in the area.
According to residents of the area, who brief our reporter, the suspect had on the fateful day dressed in a native attire and disguised as a lunatic, while trying to lure some primary school pupils into uncompleted building in the area before he was arrested by the youths.
The source further stated that after being caught by the youths, he was later handed over to the detachment of police from Enuowa Divisional Police station, who arrived at the scene of the incident few minutes after its occurrence.
The police, source further stated that some items which included large quantity of different people’s passport photographs, including a picture of a teenage girl. Techo-brand hand set, cash, female dresses as well as Holy –Bible and Quran were recovered from the suspect.
When Nigerian Pilot Saturday arrived at the scene of the incident, large crowd of the residents of the area, mainly market women and Okada riders, were seen scrambling apparently to catch a glimpse of the suspect.
Similarly, policemen from the Anti-Crime division of the station were also seen making frantic effort to rescue the suspect from the hands of the angry youths.
When contacted on the matter, the Divisional Police Officer [DPO], in charge of Enuowa police station , Mr. Kunle Omisakin, a Superintendent of Police[SP], confirmed the receipt of the report of the incident and added that the suspect has been released to his relatives after evidence of his illness was tendered at the station.
He said the suspect who is currently receiving treatment in a psychiatric hospital in Akure, had escaped from the place on the fateful day, before he was arrested by the youths in the area.
The police boss said information concerning the incident has been forwarded to the appropriate quarters in Akure, the capital of Ondo state for further investigation