The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday arrested two suspected kidnappers identified as Mohammed Bello and Mohammed Bashiru and two kidnapped victims were rescued from them.
The suspects were arrested following a distress call received from Bisodun village at about 8 pm that kidnappers had invaded the community and that a couple Mr and Mrs. Ojo had been abducted by the hoodlums.
According to SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, ‘’Upon the distress call, the DPO Owode Egba division, CSP Olasunkanmi Popoola raced to the scene where he met the local hunters who have already mobilized in large number to confront the kidnappers.The policemen, together with the hunters stormed the forest in search of the kidnappers and the victims. While combing the bush, the kidnappers suddenly opened fire on the rescue team which the security men responded to, but one of the hunters was unfortunately hit by the bullet. Having been overwhelmed by the firing from the police and the hunters, the kidnappers abandoned the victims and ran for cover. The abducted victims and the injured hunter were quickly rushed to the hospital but the hunter, Adebare Ramoni, gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.”
Oyeyemi added that at about 10 am in the morning, there was information that the suspects were sighted somewhere in the bush. He said the Area commander Owode Egba, ACP Adeniyi Adedeji, led a team of policemen to the scene and together with the hunters, they stormed the bush and successfully apprehended two members of the kidnap syndicate. He said the two arrested suspects have been identified by the victims as members of the gang that abducted them.
Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, commended the local hunters for their support and ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-kidnapping unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.