In Ogun, police apprehend two kidnappers who were collecting ransom.


Two alleged kidnappers were apprehended by men from the Ogun State Police Command while attempting to collect ransom money from a seven-year-old boy.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, made the announcement on Monday.
Muhammed Abubakar, 42, and Clinton Niche, 18, were seized on Sunday, according to Oyeyemi, after a report was submitted at the Agbara Area Command.

According to the PPRO, the report was filed by Stephen Ajibili, who stated that his seven-year-old son, Daniel Ajibili, was abducted by unknown men at 11:20 a.m. while his mother was sending him on an errand.

He went on to say that the father was even more upset since the kidnappers had phoned him and demanded N1 million in exchange for his son’s release.

“Following the complaint, the acting Area Commander Agbara, CSP Kayode Shedrack, promptly mobilized his detectives to embark on a technical and intelligence-based investigation to unravel those responsible for the heinous act,” the PPRO said.

“The investigators’ efforts were rewarded when the suspects who had led the victim’s parents to drop the ransom money elsewhere were ambushed and caught by the cops.

“The suspects then led the officers to a thicket, where the abductors bound the innocent young child to a three.

“The suspects told the police that they are three in number during interrogation, but the remaining member of their gang was the person watching over their victim as they came out to collect the ransom,” he stated. He instantly fled after learning that his two accomplices had been apprehended.”

The Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered the suspects to be sent to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department’s anti-kidnapping branch for discreet investigation, according to the PPRO.

According to PPRO, Alamutu also ordered that the gang’s fleeing member be tracked down and brought to justice as soon as possible.