Ogun police arrest two kidnappers while receiving ransom

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two kidnappers while they were trying to receive the ransom for a seven year-old boy.

The suspects, Muhammed Abubakar, 42, and Clinton Niche, 18 were nabbed on Sunday, according to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Monday.

Stephen Ajibili, father of the abducted seven-year-old boy, Daniel, reported the minor’s kidnap at the Agbara Area Command, Oyeyemi said.

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The father reported that the boy was nabbed around 11:20am when his mother sent him on an errand.

He said the abductors got in touch and demanded a ransom of N1m.

The police spokesperson said afterwards, the acting Area Commander Agbara, CSP Kayode Shedrack, quickly mobilised his detectives to embark on a technical and intelligence-based investigation to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

“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, the statement noted.

He noted that the suspected kidnappers led the police to where the seven-year-old was tied to a tree.

The suspects revealed that three of them carried out the operation but the third who was watching the boy, fled after finding out his accomplices had been arrested.

DSP Abimbola also said the Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-kidnapping section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

The police commissioner also ordered that the fleeing member of the gang be hunted and brought to justice the spokesperson said.

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