Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Police in Ogun State while trying to collect ransom money on a seven-year-old boy.
DSP. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Spokesperson of the Command disclosed on Monday that men from the State Police Command arrested the 42 years old Muhammed Abubakar, and 18 years old Clinton Niche following a report lodged at Agbara Area command.
The Police Public Relations Officer said the report was lodged by Stephen Ajibili who claimed to be the father to the seven-year-old son, Daniel Ajibili, said to be abducted by unknown persons while he was sent on an errand by his mother at about 11:20 am.
The Spokesperson said that “the father lamented further that the abductors had called him and demanded the sum of N1m if he wants his son to be released.”
He added, “Consequent upon the report, 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 suspects subsequently led the policemen to a bush where the innocent young boy was tied to a tree by his abductors.
He informed, “On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they are 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.”
Meanwhile, 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 PPRO said DCP Alamutu also directed that the fleeing member of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice within the shortest possible period.