Ogun :Police Arrests 3 Suspected Kidnappers While Collecting Ransome - FIRST AWARENESS


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Ogun :Police Arrests 3 Suspected Kidnappers While Collecting Ransome

Arrested Kidnappers

By Niyi Ogungbola
3 members of kidnap syndicates were on Tuesday 9th of November 2021 arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command in conjunction with men of 35 artillery brigade Alamala and men of So Safe Corps. 

The arrested suspects were Abubakar Sodiq m' 26yrs, Ibrahim Kuaki m' 24 yrs and Muhammadu Dio m' 22 yrs. 

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command,(PPRO),DSP Abimibola Oyeyemi disclosed this to news men in a press release  a copy made available to First Awareness online 

According to him, the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ilupeju divisional headquarters that two men, who had gone to work at Abule Oba Alamala along Ayetoro road were kidnapped by some gunmen. 

Oyeyemi said upon the report, the DPO Sabo Ilupeju mobilized his men in collaboration with men of Nigeria army and So Safe Corps and they jointly embarked on aggressive bush combing in search of the victims and the suspects. 

"While the exercise was going on, the operatives received information that the suspects had contacted the families of the victims and asked them to bring ransom (money) to a location closed to the area. 

"Having received the information, the operatives swiftly moved to the area and laid ambush for the hoodlums. Not quite long, the hoodlums appeared to collect the ransom and the operatives engaged them in gun duel. 

"When they realized that they were about to be overpowered, they took to their heels but were hotly chased and three amongst them were apprehended. 

"Other members of the gang escaped with guns injuries which made them to  eventually abandoned their victims, who were rescued unhurt and reunited with their families." Oyeyemi stressed. 

"Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who expressed satisfaction with the performance of the officers, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti kidnapping unit of state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

"He also directed that the escaped members of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice.

"The CP therefore appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals to inform the police if anybody with gunshot injuries is seen in their area." DSP Oyeyemi explained.

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