CRIME & COURT

Two Ogun kidnappers arrested, victim rescued

Two suspected kidnappers, Umar Mohammed and Aliyu Mohammed, have been arrested in Ogun State and their victim, rescued.

The Ogun State Police Command said that a six-man gang including the suspects abducted one Olorunsogo Oluwaseyi at his residence at Soyooye area of Abeokuta, the state capital, on December 12.

The police in their statement said the kidnappers took the victim to their den located in a forest at Onigbedu in Ewekoro local government area of the state.

“The suspects were arrested following an information received by men of Ewekoro divisional headquarters,” the police said.

The rescue was done so safe corps men, Hunters, Vigilantes and some youths of the Community and stormed the said forest. On sighting the men, the kidnappers fired gunshots at them, but the superior fire power of the policemen overpowered them, consequence (sic) upon which two members of the syndicate were arrested and the victim rescued, while others escaped.”

The police said they recovered from the suspects one single barrel gun with two live cartridges, two expended Cartridges, a bag belonging to the victim and some clothes.

The statement adds that a manhunt has been launched to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.

 

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