Fulani Herder Reveals How Yoruba Undergraduate Friend Facilitated Kidnap, Killing Of 2 Children In Osogbo
A 20-year-old Fulani herder, Isa Memudu, has narrated how he connived with his 21-year-old, 200-level undergraduate friend, Usman Muyideen, to kidnap his two nephews who died in their captivity.
Muyideeen is studying Public Administration in one of the public universities in the South-West.
He said this in Osogbo on Friday while being paraded at the Osun State Police Command headquarters.
The two children were kidnapped on January 26, 2021, on a football field around Iludun area, Osogbo
The two kids: Thompson Onibokun (13yrs) and Samson Onibokun (12yrs) who were children of Muyideen’s elder brother died in the kidnappers den four days after they were abducted before ransom could be paid.
After searching for the kids without success, the parents were said to have reported the case at the police station in the area before the mater was transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department.
Memudu, and his partner have been arrested by the Osun State Police Command and the herder narrated how they carried out the crime on Friday.
Memudu said, “I am a Fulani herdsman. I abducted two children with the help of Muyideen who was their family member. We went to the football field where those children were playing and abducted the two of them.
” We took them on a commercial bike to a forest where my cattle do feed around Coker area, Osogbo. I know the terrain of the forest. We were in the forest for four days giving those children bread and soft drink to eat.
“We contacted the parent and demanded N25 million ransom. I wanted to use the ransom to start a business. We gave them six days to provide the ransom but, unfortunately, the two children died on the fourth day after the rope we used to tie them to a tree strangulated them.
“When those children died, we did not contact the parent again. We left the corpses there and they discovered their bodies four days after.”
Muyideen, who also confessed to the crime said, the two victims were his elder brother’s biological children.
He said, “Isa lured me into kidnapping. He is my friend. We lived together since childhood. When we got to the field where Thompson and Samson were, I told them to follow me and they did because I am the younger brother of thier daddy.
“We didn’t know that they could die. The phones we used in contacting the parent was tracked by the police and we were arrested.”
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the bodies of the two kids were found in the bush around Oke Baale area in Osogbo.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation,” he said.