By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two kidnappers while trying to collect ransom money.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the suspects, Muhammed Abubakar, 42 years old, and Clinton Niche, 18 years old were apprehended following a report lodged at Agbara Area command by one Stephen Ajibili.
He had reported that his seven years 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 stated further that the abductors had called him and demanded for the sum of N1million if he wants his son released.
Consequent upon the report, the acting Area Commander, Agbara, Kayode Shedrack, quickly mobilized his detectives to embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation to unravel those behind the kidnapping.
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 tree.
On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they were 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 had been arrested, he took to flight immediately.
Meanwhile, the acting Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-kidnapping section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the fleeing member of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice within the shortest possible period.