The Ogun State Police Command said on Monday that it had arrested 41 suspected kidnappers after rescuing seven victims, including three employees of the Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, on Saturday.
The hospice employees, plus the young man of the Chief health check Director, were kidnapped after everything else week Tuesday at the Ogunmakin side of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun stately time frequent from Lagos, someplace they had departed to grip drugs for the health facility.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said in addition to the three persons abducted on the road last week Tuesday, four others were abducted by the hoodlums on Wednesday.
The PPRO said the personnel discovered the hideout of the abductors after the area was geo-located in the Fidiwo/Onigari forest, off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“The team, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, embarked on a technical and forensic investigation as a result of which the kidnappers’ hideout was geo-located within the Fidiwo/Onigari forest along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,
To compliment the labors of the command, the Inspector-General of control genially sent a keep watch over helicopter with which the field was accurately surveyed.
Having located the hoodlums’ hideout, the place was smoked by the chopper, which left the hoodlums with no other alternative but to hurriedly push out their victims from captivity.
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“That was when we discovered that apart from the three persons abducted on July 23, another four persons were abducted on July 24, but their story was not reported.
In all, seven victims were successfully rescued on July 27, 2019, and they have all been re-united with their families.
“One suspect, who is strongly believed to have taken part in the kidnap, was arrested and he is currently assisting the police in our investigation.
To further rid the area of criminal activities, a comprehensive intelligence-based raid was carried out in all the surrounding forests as well as the vulnerable points in the area, where about 40 suspects were arrested with assorted illicit drugs.
They are all being investigated and whoever is culpable among them will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.”
Olumoye’s family confirmed that the Owan-East Local Government Area employee had not been seen since he went to the farm on Sunday.
His children, who were expecting him on the farm, later resorted to trekking back home.
The children said they saw their father’s car parked with the doors opened and his phone intact.
The family later went to recover the car and phone and made a complaint at the Igarra Police Station.
A spokesman for the family, who beam on prerequisite inscrutability for safekeeping reasons, articulated suspicions that they had not heard everything from the law enforcement after exposure the topic to them.