Two kidnappers have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command while trying to collect ransom money on a seven-year-old boy.
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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Monday.
The suspects, Muhammed Abubakar, 42, and Clinton Niche, 18, he said were arrested after a report had been lodged at Agbara Area command.
He said the report was lodged by one Stephen Ajibili. He had said that his seven-year-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 said that the father lamented that the abductors had called him and demanded the N1m for his son to be released.
“Consequent upon the report, the acting Area Commander Agbara, CSP Kayode Shedrack, quickly mobilised his detectives to embark on a 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 money 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.