Two suspected kidnappers and three suspected robbers have been arrested along Lagos‑Ibadan expressway and in Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area respectively by the Ogun State Police Command, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) yesterday said.
The suspected kidnappers had reportedly attempted to kidnap two children, Damilola Folorunsho, 6 and Olaitan Folorunsho, 5 at Agbado Road, Dalemo Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area.
Muyiwa Adejobi, State PPRO, in a statement said the two suspects were reported by grandfather of the two children and when they were questioned about their mission in the area, they could not give any satisfactory explanation.
Adejobi also said that the three suspected robbers were arrested on the popular long bridge along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Saturday around 2:40pm by Policemen attached to Ibafo Division and the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ogun State.
“The suspects arrested on the bridge, who have been terrorising commuters and road users in the axis, have confessed to the crime and they include Christopher Abuo, Nwanorim Ukachukwu and Ali Segun. All are adults and have been detained at the SARS office for further investigation.
“As at the time of the arrest, the police could get only one locally made pistol, some ammunition and police and military wears (the ones they use for their robbery operations) with them.
“The suspects are assisting the police to recover their cache and apprehend other fleeing members of the robbery gang as soon as possible.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ikemefuna Okoye, while commending the officers said the command, with the operation order, would constantly raid black spots and patrol major highways and dangerous routes in all nooks and crannies of Ogun State including riverine areas to checkmate the excesses of men of the under world.
“The suspects will soon be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for investigation.
“The command will always appreciate the members of the public who have seen or perceived policing as a collective and/or civic responsibility for their support and commitment in achieving effective policing of the state.
“He, however, assured them of the commands readiness and preparedness to get Ogun State rid of criminals and provide adequate security for lives and property in the Gateway State.”