A suspected kidnapper has been caught following the arrest of two members of his syndicate were arrested at Onigbedu Forest in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun state.
The arrest was made public on Sunday by the Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement. According to the police spokesperson, the officers ransacked the whole forest frantically looking for members of the gang after the two first two suspects were caught.
Oyeyemi added that the bush-combing led to the arrest of one of the fleeing suspects, Usman Aliyu.
He said, “The suspect was arrested following information received by policemen at the Ewekoro divisional headquarters that the suspect was sighted taking a commercial motorcycle at the Onigbedu area moving towards Papalanto en route to Lagos.
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“On interrogation, he confessed to being a member of the kidnap gang whose two members were earlier arrested and a victim rescued from them.
“He informed the police that they were six in number, and that when two among them were apprehended, the other members ran in different directions into the forest. But since policemen were not relenting in the search for them in the bush, he decided to come out and take a commercial motorcycle out of that vicinity.