• Recover N7.5m ransom
Ogun State Police Command yesterday, paraded 11 suspected criminals, who allegedly engaged kidnapping, armed robbery or pipelines vandalization among other crimes in the State.
The State Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali who paraded the suspects at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Headquarters ,Magbon Abeokuta, explained that the suspects were picked up within Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode axis.
Lamenting the alleged kidnapping of a-35-year-old woman (name withheld) at Ejinrin road in Ijebu-Ode, the Commissioner disclosed that the suspected kidnappers managed to collect the sum of N7. 5 million as ransom from the relatives of the victim before their arrest.
According to Ali, two members of the gang, Gbenga Taiwo and Femi Nejo were arrested while others were at large.
He said Nejo had confessed to engage in series of kidnappings of three people, namely Ismaila, Baba Yellow and one Dele Eleja.
The Commissioner while speaking on the vandals, said four suspects were arrested while others managed to escape.
He disclosed that one of the suspects is an employee of a private security company who was employed to monitor the pipelines located at Igbepa in Sagamu local government area.
The Police boss said among the items recovered from the suspects are 50 jerry cans fully loaded with petroleum products as well as their operational vehicle with registration number Lagos KTU 64XB
While speaking on the arrest of sea pyrates, Ali explained that five suspects were been arrested at Iyana-Ilogbo in Ifo area while on their way to Abeokuta, the State capital “to kill their target.”
According to him, the suspects who had confessed to the crime were indigenes of Delta State while the other one; an Igbo man was the receiver of their goods.
The robbery suspects he said reportedly snatched Akura jeep with customised registration number 22G from one Mrs Gbenga at gunpoint at Grammar School area, Italapo, Ijebu-Ode.