Ogun police arrest two kidnapping kingpins - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ogun police arrest two kidnapping kingpins

The Ogun State Command of Nigeria Police on Thursday said it has arrested two members of a suspected kidnapping gang, who had been operating in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the State.

The command in a statement issued by its spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects, Umar Usman and Muhammed Ibrahim, were arrested on 19th of March 2022, following a report lodged at Imeko divisional headquarters by one Suleiman Mohammed.

Mohammed was said to have reported that he was called on phone with a hidden number, and the caller threatened to get him kidnapped if he failed to pay the sum of ₦5 million within a week.

The complainant added that the caller also urged him to go and sell all his cows in order to raise the money within the stipulated time.

“Upon the report, the DPO Imeko division, CSP Ubine Eugine, moblised his detectives to embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation which led them to the hideout of the suspects at Iwoye and Idofa forest where they were picked up one after the other.

Upon their arrest, it was discovered that one of the suspects is married to the sister of the victim, and he was the one who gave information to others about how wealthy the victim is.

“On interrogation, the suspects who confessed knowing their victim very well informed the police that they decided to kidnap the man in order to cough out money from him, because if they ask him for financial assistance, he will not do it”, Oyeyemi said.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He also directed that efforts must be on top gear to arrest other members of the gang


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