Security operatives in the Ogun State Police Command have nabbed nine members of a notorious kidnap syndicate terrorising residents of Aiyetoro on Sunday, in their hideout at Abule Oba, off Ayetoro Road.
Naija News reports that the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the kidnappers were arrested at their hideout on the 24th of April 2022.
He further revealed their names as Hammed Taiwo, Kehinde Jimoh, Umar Sanda, Sanda Aliu, Ali Morandu, Usman Abubakar, Usman Mohammed, Umaru Ahmadu and Umaru Momodu.
DSP Oyeyemi added that local hunters, OPC, vigilantes, and Amotekun Corps personnels made the arrest possible with their co-ordination and credible intelligence.
He said; “Upon the information, the DPO Sabo/Ilupeju division, SP Mustapha Opawoye, moblised his men and moved to the area, where the duo of Hammed Taiwo and Kehinde Jimoh were apprehended.
“On interrogation, they confessed been part of the syndicate, but their own role is to run errands and watch the environment to prevent law enforcement agents from getting to them unaware.
“Their confession led to the discovery of the hideout of the group at Abule Oba, off Ayetoro road, where they always met after collecting ransom from their victims.
“Having discovered the hideout, the DPO mobilised his men, So-safe Corps, OPC men, local hunters and men of Amotekun Corps and subsequently stormed the place where all the nine members of the syndicate were arrested.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are the group terrorising Abeokuta/Ayetoro Road in recent time. Some of their victims have been able to identified them as their abductors.”