NSCDC spat with police on arrest of alleged civil defence official for kidnap

Civil Defence

The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has said the information provided by the police is not true and none of its officers was arrested for kidnapping.

The command’s spokesman, Oluwole Olusegun, in a statement on Thursday, said that a kidnap suspect identified as Kayode Adeyemi, was not an inspector of the corps as reported.

In the statement, the police said they arrested Mr. Adeyemi along with an alleged dismissed soldier, identified as Ayodele Ibitayo, and one Ikechukwu Daniel for kidnapping.

The suspects were arrested by the operatives of the Special Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector-General of Police in Oyo and Ogun states.

Mr. Adeyemi reportedly told the police that he was an NSCDC inspector, serving in Ibadan and that he supplied the gang with the victims’ contacts.

However, the civil defence has disowned Mr. Adeyemi, saying he was neither in the nominal nor pay roll of the Oyo State Command of the corps.

“The Management of the NSCDC, Oyo State Command, wishes to react to the purported parade of one 29-year-old Kayode Adeyemi, male, claiming to be a personnel of the corps, serving with the command.

“The suspect, who also claims to be an aide to the State Commandant, was reportedly arrested by the police on June 23 and paraded on Nov. 15, along with two other suspects for planning to kidnap a business mogul, Femi Otedola.

“The command states categorically that Adeyemi was not a personnel of the corps, neither was he at any time a Personal Assistant to the State Commandant,” Mr. Olusegun said.

He said that the state police command never contacted the NSCDC to verify Mr. Adeyemi’s claims before going public.

The statement urged security agencies to always verify their facts before going to the media on criminal matters, so as not to tarnish the image of the innocent ones.



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  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    You guys do it to each other because of higher budgetary allocations. More budget = more contracts and projects = more area’s to loot from. Incompetent security agencies.

    The DSS brand the police bad, and that the police leak info to suspects if they are invited to be part of an OP. whats so funny is EFCC never has a leak when they have you on their radar and they always catch their suspects off guard. EFCC detectives and arrest teams are all police officers. the DSS claims bug the mind dont it?

    The Army in the beginning of the boko-haram insurgency would show police helmets and body armours as the tools Boko-Haram used in attacks on civilians and accused the police of being compromised, the police backed away from the joint operations, but later, behold’ it was military uniforms that where later discovered to be used and soldiers where in partnership with boko-haram, Now thats another mind bugging truth.

    The Navy accused the police of oil bunkery, the police withdrew from water ways and behold the truth and evidence came out later that it was the Navy and Army personnels who were in league with the Bunkery people.

    The NSCDC accused the police of being in league with oil bunker’s and it was discovered after the police pulled out that the bunkery people still continued their task with even greater success.

    The FRSC accused the police of driving and destroying their vehicles. i dont know how that is possible. its like the police saying the peace corp drivers damaged their vehicle’s.

    Yes the police should have approached them to ask 1st if the suspect was working with the civil defence. but how sure are we the outsiders the Police didnt approach the NSCDC? The police would always go to your house on search and prove the authenticity of the ID you gave them when you are arrested. Lets all think this through, so who is lying?

    Fact is this, i dont know why we have multiple agencies doing POLICING jobs when you have a POLICE force already. FRSC, NSCDC, VIO are all doing the same jobs as the police is also. these 3 Orgs are just mechanism’s of enriching friends of corrupt politicians and the cabal and also a way of making sure our democracy is weak. Imagine if all the money’s spent on these 3 orgs and the revenue they raised were all pumped into the police, they “politicians” can never compromise police officers because the Police would be properly funded and the job would be attractive to patriots as an employment mechanism. lets all remember that Police officers took Tony Blair in for questioning about corruption and misleading info in respect to the iraqi war and he went through the same police station screening processes as a common criminal would too. That is how a police force that politicians have no control in their operations operate’s. The current poor police force is mostly filled with people who see it as the last Bus stop once all available employment openings and interviews are exhausted or unavailable.