Police arrest suspected kidnappers whereas amassing ransom


The police in Ogun Order, on Tuesday, arrested three suspected members of a kidnap syndicate whereas amassing ransom for kidnap victims.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police spokesperson, disclosed this in a observation on Thursday.

The suspects were arrested along Ayetoro highway by police operatives along side males of 35 artillery brigade, Alamala, and males of So Suitable Corps, Mr Oyeyemi acknowledged.

“The suspects, Abubakar Sodiq m’ 26yrs, Ibrahim Kuaki m’ 24 yrs and Muhammadu Dio m’ 22 yrs were arrested following a characterize lodged at Ilupeju divisional headquarters that two males, who had long past to work at Abule Oba Alamala along Ayetoro highway were kidnapped by some gunmen.

“Upon the characterize, the DPO Sabo Ilupeju mobilized his males in collaboration with males of Nigeria military and So Suitable Corps and so that they jointly embarked on aggressive bush combing looking out out for the victims and the suspects,” the observation reads in fragment.

Mr Oyeyemi acknowledged whereas the exercise became occurring, the operatives got records that the suspects had contacted the households of the victims and requested them to raise ransom.

“Having got the records, the operatives hasty moved to the apartment and laid ambush for the hoodlums. No longer fairly lengthy, the hoodlums perceived to get hang of the ransom and the operatives engaged them in gun duel.

“Having realized that they were about to be overpowered, they took to their heels however were hotly chased and three amongst them were apprehended,” the police acknowledged.

Mr Oyeyemi, a deputy superintendent of police, acknowledged thoroughly different members of the crowd abandoned the victims and escaped with gunshot accidents.

The victims were rescued unhurt and reunited with their households, he added.

The commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the officers. He ordered the instantaneous switch of the suspects to anti-kidnapping unit of the remark felony investigation and intelligence division for discreet investigation.

Mr Bankole additionally directed that the escaped members of the crowd be hunted for and dropped at justice. He additionally appealed to members of the final public, particularly hospitals, to repeat the police if somebody with gunshot accidents is considered in their apartment.

The police had earlier arrested two suspected kidnappers whereas trying to get hang of ransom from the family of a seven-yr-broken-down victim.

The suspects, who were arrested on October 3, kidnapped the boy and contacted his fogeys for N1 million ransom.

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