Operatives of Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested five suspected kidnappers who alleged conspired and abducted an 8-year-old boy, Sadiq Abass.
The suspects, according to police report, are Abdul Raman Umar, Falalu Abubakar, Danjuma Bako, Idris Lawal and Fauziya Falalu.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested on Friday 9th of July 2021 at Ogere-Remo area of the state.
He said their arrest was sequel to the complaint lodged at Ogere Divisional headquarters of the command by one Riliwan Mohammed.
According to him, Riliwan had reported that he left his wife and three children at home at about 12 noon, only for him to receive a phone call from a strange number that his 8-year-old son has been abducted.
Oyeyemi added that Riliwan reported further that the caller demanded for the sum of N3.5m as ransom if he wanted to see the boy alive.
Upon the report, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Ogere, CSP Abiodun Ayinde, quickly mobilised crack detectives to go after the hoodlums.
He said further, “The detectives there and then embarked on technical and intelligence- based investigation which led them to the hideout of the suspects where they were arrested and the victim rescued unhurt.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for further investigation.
The CP also directed an in-depth investigation into the past activities of the suspects in order to know how long they have been into kidnapping.