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Ogun police arrest suspected kidnappers about to collect  ransom 


Anthony Iwuoma

The police in Ogun State have spoilt the fun for two suspected kidnappers while trying to N1million ransom from families of their victims.

Spokesman of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed the identities of the suspects, as Muhammed Abubakar, 42 and Clinton Niche, 18.

Their arrest followed a report lodged at Agbara Area command by one Stephen Ajibili, who claimed that his seven-year-old son, Daniel Ajibili, had been abducted by unknown persons while running an errand for his mother.

Speaking to newsmen, Opeyemi said: “He stated further that the abductors had called him and demanded the sum of one million naira if he wants his son released.”

Consequently, the Acting Area Commander in Agbara, CSP Kayode Shedrack, acted swiftly and mobilized detectives, who deployed technical and intelligence-based investigations to unravel those behind the abduction.

“The efforts of the detectives paid off when the suspects who had directed the victim’s parents to drop the ransom money somewhere were ambushed and apprehended by the police detectives,” he added.

The arrested suspects subsequently led the policemen into the bush where the victim was tied to a tree.

“On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they were three in number, but the remaining member of their gang was the person watching over their victim while they came out to collect the ransom. Having discovered that his two accomplices have been arrested, he took to flight immediately.”

However, the Acting police boss had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the anti-kidnapping section of the State CIID for further investigation while a manhunt is on to apprehend the fleeing  gang member.