Three suspected kidnappers in Ogun State on the 9th of November were arrested while trying to collect ransom for their kidnapped victims.
Spokesperson of Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi gave the names of the suspects to be Abubakar Sodiq m’ 26yrs, Ibrahim Kuaki m’ 24 yrs and Muhammadu Dio m’ 22 yrs and disclosed that they were arrested after there was a report at Ilupeju divisional headquarters that two men, who had gone to work at Abule Oba Alamala along Ayetoro road were kidnapped by some gunmen.
DSP Abimbola said:
Upon the report, the DPO Sabo Ilupeju mobilized his men in collaboration with men of Nigeria army and So Safe Corps and they jointly embarked on aggressive bush combing in search of the victims and the suspects.
While the exercise was going on, the operatives received information that the suspects have contacted the families of the victims and asked them to bring ransom money somewhere in the area.
Having received the information, the operatives swiftly moved to the area and laid ambush for the hoodlums. Not quite long, the hoodlums appeared to collect the ransom and the operatives engaged them in gun duel.
Having realized that they were about to be overpowered, they took to their heels but were hotly chased and three amongst them were apprehended. Other members of the gang escaped with gunshot injuries which made them to eventually abandoned their victims, who were rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.”the statement read