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Ogun Police Arrest Four Notorious Kidnappers

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four members of a notorious kidnap gang for allegedly terrorizing Abeokuta and its environs.

The suspects, Ismaila Ibrahim, Musa Muhammed, Irekura Abu and Okanlawon Muhammed were arrested following a series of kidnapping cases at Soyooye and Ibara Orile Area of Abeokuta.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspects in Abeokuta.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the suspects confessed to being members of a kidnap gang that abducted one Bishop Oladimeji Joshua of Prayer City, Keesan Abeokuta, and Kafayat Jelili of Ogo-Titun area of Ibara Orile on the 27th of September 2022.

He listed items recovered from the suspects including two double-barrel guns and one single-barrel long gun.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, who commended the anti-kidnapping unit for the breakthrough has ordered that the suspects be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

Mr Bankole also directed a massive manhunt for other members of the gang who are presently on the run, with the view to bring them to justice. 

Olusegun Folarin

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