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We kidnapped Bishop Oladimeji Joshua, others…suspects reveals

Four members of a notorious kidnapping syndicate terrorising Ogun State and its environs have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.

The suspects identified as Ismaila Ibrahim aged 21, Musa Muhammed aged 26, Irekura Abu aged 43 and Okanlawon Muhammed aged 26 were arrested following a series of kidnap cases at Soyooye and Ibara Orile area of Abeokuta. learned that after receiving reports of kidnap cases in the aforementioned area, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, directed the Anti kidnapping team to move into the area and fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

In compliance with the CP’s directive, SP Taiwo Opadiran led team embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to one of the suspects Irukura Abu, who was later discovered to be the supplier of guns to the hoodlums.

His arrest led to the arrest of Musa Muhammed, while he was coming out from their hideout to buy food for their victims and members of the gang.

The duo, after a thorough investigation, confessed to being members of a kidnap gang who are responsible for the abduction of one Bishop Oladimeji Joshua of prayer city, Keesan Abeokuta, on the 22nd of September 2022.

They also informed the police that they were responsible for the kidnap of one Kafayat Jelili of Ogo titun area of ibara orile on the 27th of September 2022.

Confirming their arrest SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command said the confession of two of the suspects led to the arrest of the remaining two, Ismaila Ibrahim and Okanlawon Muhammed.

“Recovered from them are; two double-barrel guns and one single-barrel long gun”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who commended the Anti kidnapping unit for the breakthrough has ordered that the suspects be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded. He also directed a massive manhunt for other members of the gang who are presently on the run, with the view to bring them to justice.

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