Three members of a kidnap syndicate who have been terrorising commuters along Lagos/Ibadan express way for quite some time now have been arrested.
According to DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ogun State Police Command in a statement confirmed their arrest on April 8th, 2021 but operatives of the command.
The suspects were Nathaniel Jacob, 24 years old from Nasarawa State; Isah Danladi, 22 years old from Kogi State, and Abubakar Rabiu, 23 years old from Niger State.
They were arrested at Fidiwo area along Lagos Ibadan expressway, following a tip off from some hunters, who sighted the suspects in the bush where they were planning on how to strike along the expressway.
The hunters quickly alerted the police, who rallied other stakeholders such as So-Safe Corps, hunters group and stormed the Fidiwo Alapako bush.
On sighting the police, the suspects took to their heels in the bush, but luck ran out of the three and they were subsequently apprehended, while three others escaped with their arms.
On interrogation, the suspects confessed to have been in the bush for the past ten days, waiting for a convenient opportunity to strike, but took them that long because of heavy presence of policemen in the stretch of the expressway.
They stated further that, they are six in number that makes up the gang and that the escaped three are in possession of their arms.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the gang was responsible for the series of kidnapping along the expressway.
Recovered from them were cutlasses which they claimed were seized from farmers they saw in their farms.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP also assured members of the public that all the kidnap cases in the state will not go unresolved, as the command is working assiduously to bring the perpetrators to book.