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Police storm kidnappers’ den, arrest nine-man kidnap syndicate in Ogun



Security operatives have apprehended suspected nine members of a notorious kidnap syndicate at their hideout in Ogun State.

TopNaija reports that security operatives in the Ogun State Police Command have nabbed a nine-man kidnap syndicate known for terrorizing residents of Aiyetoro

The police made the arrest on Sunday, April 24 at their hideout at Abule Oba, off Ayetoro Road.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest as he listed the names of the kidnappers.

Hammed Taiwo, Kehinde Jimoh, Umar Sanda, Sanda Aliu, Ali Morandu, Usman Abubakar, Usman Mohammed, Umaru Ahmadu, and Umaru Momodu were the names given by the DSP.

DSP Oyeyemi added that local hunters, OPC, vigilantes, and Amotekun Corps personnels made the arrest possible with their coordination and credible intelligence.

He said; “Upon the information, the DPO Sabo/Ilupeju division, SP Mustapha Opawoye, moblised his men and moved to the area, where the duo of Hammed Taiwo and Kehinde Jimoh were apprehended.

On interrogation, they confessed been part of the syndicate, but their own role is to run errands and watch the environment to prevent law enforcement agents from getting to them unaware.

“Their confession led to the discovery of the hideout of the group at Abule Oba, off Ayetoro road, where they always met after collecting ransom from their victims.

“Having discovered the hideout, the DPO mobilised his men, So-safe Corps, OPC men, local hunters and men of Amotekun Corps and subsequently stormed the place where all the nine members of the syndicate were arrested.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are the group terrorising Abeokuta/Ayetoro Road in recent time. Some of their victims have been able to identified them as their abductors.”

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