Operatives of Ogun state police command on Thursday, April 8, 2021, arrested three (3) man-gang kidnappers, who have been terrorising commutters along Lagos/Ibadan expressway for quite some time now.
The suspected kidnappers, 24-years-old Nathaniel Jacob from Nasarawa state, 22-years-old Isah Danladi from Kogi state and 23-years-old Abubakar Rabiu from Niger state, were arrested at Fidiwo area along Lagos/Ibadan express way on a tipoff from some hunters, who sighted the suspects in the bush where they were planning on how to strike along the expressway.
The hunters quickly alerted the police, who in turn teamed up with so-safe corps and the hunters group and stormed the Fidiwo Alapako bush.
On sighting the police, the suspected kidnappers took to their heels in the bush, but luck ran out of the them and they were subsequently apprehended, while three (3) others escaped with their arms.
During a preliminary interrogation, the suspects confessed to have been in the bush for the past ten (10) days, waiting for a convenient opportunity to strike.
According to the Ogun state police command image maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects said It took them that long because of the heavy presence of policemen in the strech of the expressway.
“They stated further that, they are six in number that makes up the gang and that the escaped three are in possession of their arms.
“They also revealed that the gang was responsible for the series of kidnapping along the expressway,” Oyeyemi confirmed.
Recovered from them are cutlasses which they claimed were seized from farmers they saw in their farms.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner Of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspected kidnappers to anti kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for a discreet investigation.
The CP, also assured members of the public that, all the kidnap cases in the state will not go unresolved, as the command is working assiduously to bring the perpetrators to book.