A member of a seven-man kidnapping gang terrorising Kara Bridge end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway has been apprehended by Operatives of Ogun State Police Command.
The suspect Ibraheem Abubakar, was nabbed on Saturday 24th of September 2022, when police officers invaded the hideout of kidnappers and rescued a kidnap victim Sheu Anafi unhurt.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the operatives took the battle to the doorstep of the hoodlums following a report lodged at Warewa Divisional Headquarters by a commercial driver that seven-man kidnapping gang operate along Kara Bridge.
According to the bus driver (names withheld) While I was coming from Ilorin in my Ford commercial car with registration number LRN 596 ZY, loaded with seven passengers. On getting to the long bridge, there was a traffic jam consequence upon which I drove through the untarred access road beside the bridge. While driving through the access road, we were attacked by some unknown gunmen which made all the passengers run in different directions in the nearby bush.
But when we all regrouped to continue our journey, it was discovered that one of the passengers by name Alhaji Sheu Anafi from Okeleele area of Ilorin has been abducted by the hoodlums.”
Upon the report, the DPO Warewa Division, CSP Abdul Fatai Ogunsanya led a joint operation consisting of men of the command’s tactical teams, local Vigilantes, so safe corps and OPC men for bush combing in search of the abducted man.
Their efforts yielded positive results when the hideout of the kidnappers was located and the security operatives engaged them in a gun battle.
Confirming the incident, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command said that at the end of the encounter, one of the kidnappers Ibraheem Abubakar who claimed to have come from Sabonganmu-Bompai road, Kano state, was arrested while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries, and the victim, 62 years old Sheu Anafi was rescued unhurt.”
“The suspect has confessed been a member of a seven-man gang terrorising the stretch of the long bridge in recent time.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation. The CP also appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals to inform the police if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area.
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