Unknown gunmen have invaded a mosque at Soyoye area of Abeokuta, where they kidnapped a Police Inspector, Kamarudeen Bello, and two yet-to-be-identified worshippers.
Bello was whisked away from the mosque last week Sunday around 8pm, while praying.
The officer was attached to one of the divisional police headquarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Bello, whose wife gave birth four days before the incident, is reportedly the Imam of the mosque.
A source said; “After he was abducted alongside two others, the kidnappers called to demand N5 million ransom for the release of each of the victims. But with pleadings and negotiations, the money was reduced”
The source added that, “the wife of Inspector Kamarudeen was contacted with the phone number of one of the kidnapped victims.”
DAILY POST reports that the kidnappers did not know that Bello is a cop, as he was not wearing a uniform or carried any identity card when he was abducted in the mosque.
“Most of us were scared when they kidnapped him; we didn’t want them to know he is a policeman. If they knew, they might have killed him over fear that he would aid their arrest,” another source stated.
The same source also disclosed that all the abducted victims have been freed before the end of the week, after ransom was paid.
A source revealed on Thursaday; “I don’t know how much each of them paid, but I think the police Inspector parted with about N700,000 before he was released.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the abduction
However, Oyeyemi said he had no knowledge of any ransom paid.
He added that that police would not relent in dealing with kidnappers and other criminal elements terrorising the State.
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