Police nab five suspected kidnappers terrorising Ogun community

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Operatives of the Ogun Police Command say they have arrested five suspected members of a kidnap syndicate terrorising Obada Oko and its environs.

The suspects according to them are; Aliu Manya, Usman Abubakar, Abayomi Olayiwola, Nasiru Muhammad and Bello Usman.

The state Police Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested, following an information received by policemen attached to Obada Oko divisional headquarters of the command.

He said the information indicated that the suspects were sighted on two motorcycles inside forest at Eleja area of the community at about 8pm.

Acting on the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Obada Oko, CSP Tijani Muhammed, quickly mobilised his men and in conjunction with other stakeholders like So Safe Corps, hunters and local vigilante, stormed the forest where the five suspects were apprehended.

Items recovered from them, Oyeyemi added are illicit drugs such as packs of tramadol, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, three cutlasses, eskay and two motorcycles with number plates MEK 504 VC and ODE 423 VC as well as cash sum of N73,000.

He said while the investigation was going on, a kidnap victim who was earlier kidnapped and released came forward to identify the suspects as those that kidnapped him.

Oyeyemi explained that his brother, who took ransom money to them also identified two amongst the suspects as those who collected the money from him for the release of his brother .

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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

Bankole appealed to members of the public to assist the police by giving them useful information that will assist in tracking down the criminals within their areas.

 

 

 

 

 

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