Ibadan — OYO State Police Command has arrested a soldier, Bada Yusuf in connection with the kidnap of an Indian, Manoj K. Singh-Kumasi last Wednesday.
This came just as the Command killed two armed robbery suspects who allegedly engaged its men in a shoot-out yesterday after a successful robbery operation in Osogbo and escaped to Ibadan.
One of the six- man gang was also arrested with bullet wounds.
Kumasi was kidnapped in Abeokuta and his abductors demanded a ransom of N2million before he could be set free.
The suspect was roun- ded up on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where he allegedly wanted to pick up the N2million ransom.
He said the suspect claimed he was attached to Nigerian Army 2 Division Workshop Auchi, Edo State.
When parading some suspects yesterday in Ibadan, Mbu said, "the suspect was arrested in full Army camouflage uniform."
He gave the service number as 11NA/66/10245.
On the robbery case, the Commissioner explained "the police blocked Iwo Road and laid an ambush.
"The robbers on sighting the police blockade started firing sporadically and the police retaliated. In the process, two of the armed robbers were gunned down, others fled to the forest, while one lay helpless."
Items recovered from them include N91,000 cash, three wrist watches, 14 rounds of .9mm live ammunition, five cartridges, jewelry, two cars marked LSR 596 AE and KRD 332 AS.