Police have arrested four kidnappers in Ogun State for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in the Onipanu area of Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The four suspects are John Nelson, 21yrs, Adeleke Ayotunde 29yrs, Adekunle Basit 20yrs, and Abey Fagbemi 20yrs.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters.
“The father of the 13yrs old victim Susan Odunowo, Adejuwon Odunowo said his daughter was sent on an errand by her mother at about 6:30 p.m. of 6th of May 2021 but didn’t return home,” he said
“He later received an anonymous phone call, demanding for the sum of #500,000 as Ransome, if he ever wants to see his daughter again.”
He said upon the report, the Divisional police officer, Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, detailed his crack detectives, to embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation, in order to unravel those behind the devilish act.
“On the 8th of May 2021, the detectives successfully traced one of the suspects to Cele area of Ota, where he was arrested, his arrest led to the apprehension of two other members of the gang at a factory in Ota.
It was later discovered that the victim was being kept in a room, owned by Adekunle Basit. Detectives swiftly moved in there and rescued the victim unhurt.
“The leader of the gang, Abbey Fagbemi, who took to flight immediately he heard of the arrest of his fellow gang members, was later arrested at about 7:30 am of Monday 10th of May 2021”
“The victim has since been reunited with her family”
The commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who expressed satisfaction about the quick response of his men to the incident, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-kidnapping section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, for discreet investigation and prosecution.
He, however, appealed to members of the public, to adhere strictly to various security advice given by the command, in order not to fall victim to kidnap syndicates.
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