Police arrests five suspected kidnappers in Ogun state

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested alleged five members of a notorious kidnap syndicate, terrorizing Obada-Oko in Ewekoro local government area of the state and its environs

Penpushing reports that, Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known and gave identities of the suspects as include: Aliu Manya, Usman Abubakar, Abayomi Olayiwola, Nasiru Muhammad and Bello Usman

The police spokesman said they were arrested, following information received by policemen attached to Obada Oko divisional headquarters that the men were sighted on two motorcycles inside forest at Eleja area of Obada Oko at about 8 p.m.

‘Upon the information, the DPO Obada-Oko division, CSP Tijani Muhammed, quickly mobilized 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’, he said.

Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi disclosed that, recovered from them are illicit drugs such as packs of tramadol, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, three cutlasses, eskay and two motorcycles with registration number MEK 504 VC and ODE 423 VC as well as cash sum of N73,000

‘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. 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’, Oyeyemi added

Penpushing also reports that, the Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Anti -Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

The police boss directed that other members of the gang should be hunted for and brought to justice, jus at he 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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