Three suspected members of a kidnap syndicate were arrested by the police in conjunction with men of 35 artillery brigade Alamala and men of So Safe Corps in Ogun state.
Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement said the suspects, Abubakar Sodiq m’ 26yrs, Ibrahim Kuaki m’ 24 yrs and Muhammadu Dio m’ 22 yrs, were arrested following a report lodged at Ilupeju divisional headquarters that two men, who had gone to work at Abule Oba Alamala along Ayetoro road were kidnapped by some gunmen.
The statement read; “Upon the report, the DPO Sabo Ilupeju mobilized his men in collaboration with men of Nigeria army and So Safe Corps and they jointly embarked on aggressive bush combing in search of the victims and the suspects.
“While the exercise was going on, the operatives received information that the suspects have contacted the families of the victims and asked them to bring ransom money somewhere in the area.
“Having received the information, the operatives swiftly moved to the area and laid ambush for the hoodlums. Not quite long, the hoodlums appeared to collect the ransom and the operatives engaged them in gun duel.
“Having realized that they were about to be overpowered, they took to their heels but were hotly chased and three amongst them were apprehended. Other members of the gang escaped with gunshot injuries which made them to eventually abandoned their victims, who were rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.”
Abimbola added that the state Commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-kidnapping unit of state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.