Suspected Coordinator of activities of the Kidnappers in Ondo state, Sunday Omojuba and some members of his gang are now in Police net.
Parading the suspects at the Police Command Headquarters in Akure, the state capital, Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju said, Omojuba had been on the wanted list of criminals since 2016.
According to him, the ‘Chief Kidnapper’ had been linked with several cases of armed robbery and kidnapping in the state for the past four years.
The CP, however, said some of the kidnapping cases involving Omojuba to include that of one Olanike Agbaye who was kidnapped at gunpoint but was released after the payment of N500,000 ransom by her family members.
Another victim, he said was one Oluwatimilehin Olatunji, who was kidnapped on April 17, 2016, forcing her family to regain her freedom after paying N100,000.
He was also behind the abduction of Fanegun Seun, who was kidnapped at Okitipupa, adding that the victim was released after receiving N200,000 from the family.
Adeyanju said: “detectives of the Special Squad swung into action which also led to the arrest of Godwin Ufoma, Philip Ezekiel, Ayodeji Muyijimi and Adebimpe Nuyujimi.”
During interrogation, they confessed to having committed the crime, describing Omojuba as their leader.
Items recovered from Adebimpe Muyijimi according to the CP were three locally made pistols, live cartridges,
two mock guns, one Nigerian Army cardigan and five live cartridges.
He said they had been arraigned at the Special magistrate court on June 20, 2016, stressing that Omojuba was later arrested at his residence in Ilutitun on January 4.
Another armed robbery gang was also intercepted and arrested while blocking the Jowo/Emure_Ile road to perpetrate criminal act.
The CP said it was the prompt intervention of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Sanni Lasisi and other four officers that led to the arrest of one Jacob Amos, while three other suspects are now at large.
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