Crime

Ogun Police Arrests 5 Kidnappers, Continues Hunt for Others

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested five members of a kidnap syndicate terrorizing Obada-Oko and its environs.

A statement by the spokesman of the command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects, Aliu Manya, Usman Abubakar, Abayomi Olayiwola, Nasiru Muhammad and Bello Usman were arrested on two motorcycles in a forest at Eleja Area of Obada-Oko at night. 

Mr. Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested with the support of the So Safe Corps, hunters and the local vigilante team.

The Ogun Police Command spokesman said exhibits recovered from the suspects include illicit drugs like tramadol and Indian hemp, three cutlasses, and two motorcycles as well cash sum of seventy-three thousand naira. 

Mr. Oyeyemi also hinted that a kidnap victim had identified the suspects as those that kidnapped him while two receivers of the ransom had also been identified amongst the suspects.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, for investigation and gave directive concerning the hunt for other members of the syndicate.

Wale Oluokun

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