Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command in Imeko area of Imeko Afon local government area of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command.
He said the suspects, Umar Usman and Muhammed Ibrahim were arrested following a report lodged at Imeko divisional headquarters by one Suleiman Mohammed, who reported that he was called on phone with a hidden number, and the caller threatened to get him kidnapped if he failed to pay the sum of #5 million within a week.
The caller also urged him to go and sell all his cows in order to raise the money within the stipulated time.
”Upon the report, the DPO Imeko division, CSP Ubine Eugine, moblised his detectives to embark on technical and intelligence based investigation which led them to the hideout of the suspects at Iwoye and Idofa forest where they were picked up one after the other.
Upon their arrest, it was discovered that one of the suspects is married to the the sister of the victim, and he was the one who gave information to others about how wealthy the victim is.
On interrogation, the suspects who confessed knowing their victim very well and informed the police that they decided to kidnap the man in order to cough out money from him, because if they ask him for financial assistance, he will not do it.”