Two kidnappers were yesterday arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command while trying to pick ransom.
The suspects, Muhammed Abubakar 42 and Clinton Niche, 18, were apprehended following a report lodged at Agbara Area Command by one Stephen Ajibili.
Ogun State Police Command Publuc Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police in a statement said Ajibili had reported that his seven years old son, Daniel Ajibili was abducted by unknown persons while he was sent on an errand by his mother at about 11:20 am.
He stated further that the abductors had called him and demanded for the sum of one million naira if he wants his son released.
“Consequent upon the report, the acting area commander Agbara, CSP Kayode Shedrack, quickly mobilized his detectives to embarked on 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 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 three by his abductors.
“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”, he said
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Acting Commissioner of Police, 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.
He also directed that the fleeing member of the gang be hunted and brought to justice within the shortest possible period.