Serving Soldier Arrested in Connection to Kidnap of Indian Expatriate

nigeria_police_logo-31A serving soldier, who has been identified as Bada Yussuf was arrested in Ibadan by policemen from Oyo State Police Command and their Lagos State counterpart, in connection with the kidnap of an Indian, Oroj Cink Comasin.

Comasin, an engineer with a telecommunications giant, was said to have been kidnapped while working in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, on Monday, December 31, 2012. According to the Tribune, the abductors demanded an unspecified amount of money from the relations of their victim and directed the relations to Ibadan to drop the ransom.

However, the Indians who were to drop the ransom sought an audience with the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu, and told him of their mission to the state. The Commisioner of Police reportedly assigned a crack intelligence team to join the policemen who came from Lagos to rescue the kidnapped Indian.

According to police sources, the soldier, in uniform, was arrested around Guru Maharajji area, along Lagos–Ibadan Expressway where he had gone in a car to collect the ransom. The policemen were reportedly shocked to see that it was a soldier and three civilians that were behind the kidnap. He was nabbed and the Indian was rescued while his three accomplices escaped.


  1. I commend the Nigerian Police for this. However every right thinking Nigerian knows that the kidnapping industry cannot thrive without the active partnership of our uniformed personnel. The higher level of law enforcement should work harder. For the lower level- maybe we need to pray more for them to change. Almost a hopeless case.


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