Two members of a notorious kidnap syndicate Jato Abu Bello and Muhammad Suleiman have been apprehended by operatives of Ogun state police command over their roles in series of kidnap cases in recent time.
The duo was arrested in the early hours of Saturday March 12 following a painstaking technical and intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by the SP Taiwo Opadiran led anti-kidnapping unit which led the operatives to the suspect’s hideout at rounder area of Abeokuta.
Having located the hideout, the anti-kidnapping operatives in conjunction with men of Ilupeju and Lafenwa divisions stormed the place where two of the kidnappers were arrested.
The suspects have confessed been the gang that kidnapped one Ajibola Salimot Adejoke who they traced and abducted in her house at Oke ode area, off Ayetoro road, Abeokuta on the 17th of February 2022.
They also confessed that they kidnapped one Victoria Oladoyin on the 26th of February 2022 at Aboba area of Sodeke titun Abeokuta. Also, on the 8th of March 2022, the duo and their gang said they abducted two siblings namely; Esther Kehinde and David Kehinde at Ayetoro.
Confirming their arrest to newsmen, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said some of the victims have identified the suspects as their abductors.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who commended his men for their resilience and determination in fishing out the suspects has directed that other members of the syndicate must be hunted for and brought to book.