Police nab two members of wanted kidnap syndicate


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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested two members of a notorious kidnap syndicate, Jato Abu Bello and Muhammad Suleiman over their roles in series of kidnap cases in recent time.

Crime report from the command indicated that the duo were arrested in the early hours of Saturday 12th of March 2022 following a painstaking technical and intelligence based investigation.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the  technical and intelligence based investigation was embarked upon by the SP Taiwo Opadiran- led Anti-kidnapping Unit which led the operatives to the suspects hideout at Rounder area of Abeokuta.

He said having located the hideout, the Anti- kidnapping operatives in conjunction with men of Ilupeju and Lafenwa divisions stormed the place where two among the kidnappers were arrested.

Oyeyemi added that the suspects have confessed being the gang that kidnapped one Ajibola Salimot Adejoke who they traced and abducted in her house at Oke ode area, off Ayetoro Road, Abeokuta on the 17th of February 2022.

He said further, “They also kidnapped one Victoria Oladoyin on the 26th of February 2022 at Aboba area of Sodeke titun Abeokuta.

“Also, on the 8th of March 2022, the duo and their gang abducted two siblings namely; Esther Kehinde and David Kehinde at Ayetoro.

Some of the victims have identified the suspects as their abductors.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole, who commended his men for their resilience and determination in fishing out the suspects has directed that other members of the syndicate must be hunted for and brought to book.





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