Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Three suspected members of a kidnap syndicate, who have been perpetrating terror along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, have been arrested by the police in Ogun State.

Police said it arrested the suspects Nathaniel Jacob, 24, from Nasarawa State; Isah Danladi, 22, from Kogi State; and Abubakar Rabiu, 23, from Niger State; on Thursday, at Fidiwo area along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement on Monday.

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According to him the suspects were arrested after some local hunters had tipped off the police.

“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.

“It 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 make 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 are cutlasses which they claimed were seized from farmers they saw in their farms,” he said.


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