The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has denied a report by the Police that one of its personnel was among a three-man gang which attempted to kidnap oil magnate, Femi Otedola.
The police had said it arrested one Kayode Adeyemi, a serving member of the corps, a dismissed soldier and one other suspect who attempted the crime.
But the Oyo State command of the Corps said it does have such a person on its staff nominal roll, stating that the police had given to “sabotage, blackmail and jealousy.”
The Corps said in a statement, “Oyo State Command of the Corps, hereby, states categorically that the acclaimed Inspector of the Corps, Kayode Adeyemi, was not a personnel of the Corps, as the Corps has gone through the list of personnel serving with the command and his name was neither in the nominal roll nor the payroll.
‘’He was not at anytime a personal assistant to the state commandant. It has to be put on record that Oyo State Police Command that effected the arrest of the suspects never contacted the NSCDC command to verify the authenticity of the claim by the suspect, Kayode Adeyemi, on whether he is a personnel or not, in spite of the closeness of the two command offices.
“Furthermore, the view of the suspect concerning how they get information to attack their victim is entirely his and the NSCDC should not be associated with such a nefarious activity, as the Corps cannot allow its name to be dragged in the mud.”