The men of the Ogun State Police command have arrested a 29-year-old teacher, Odugbesan Ayodele Samson, for allegedly kidnapping his former pupil, 8-year-old Rasaq Akeeb and demanded N200,000 ransom.
The incident occurred on Wednesday 4th of November 2020.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a complain lodged at Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim,Fatimat Akeeb.
He said Fatimat reported that her son went to school at Arifanla area of Akute but had yet to return at about 6pm on that fateful day,
only for her to receive a phone call from an unknown person who asked her to be ready to pay the sum of N200, 000 if she wished to see her son alive.
Oyeyemi said the distraught mother added further that the caller told her that the boy was brought to him by somebody and he would not release him until the said amount was paid.
Acting on the report, Oyeyemi said the Divisional Police Officer, Ajuwon division, Andrew Akinseye directed detectives to embark on technical and intelligence-based investigation which led to the discovery of the suspect’s hideout.
In order not to harm the victim, he stated that the suspect was lured out with part payment of his demanded ransom, he was subsequently apprehended and he took the police detectives to where he kept the victim and the victim was rescued unhurt.
Oyeyemi said after the suspect’s arrest, he had confessed committing the crime but blame it on the devil.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
He also appealed to parents to always be mindful of their children movement to and from school so as not to make them an easy prey to those wolves in sheep’s clothing.