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Police nab alleged kidnapper of soldier in Ogun


police arrested suspected kidnapper of soldier

Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a suspect in connection with the abduction of a military officer, Waliu Oloyede, at Odo-Pako Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.

The arrest was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday, June 19, 2021.

The PUNCH reports that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Division Police Officer, Sango-Ota divisional headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai.

The Police spokesman added that the police were told that vigilante men were having issues with an army officer at Odo-pako area of Ota.

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He said “upon the report, the DPO led his team to the scene where the suspect, who dressed in full military camouflage uniform with the rank of W02 but could not give a satisfactory account of himself.

“He was apprehended and brought to the station. The suspect, who was said to have attempted to snatch a dane gun from a Vigilante man.

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“On interrogation, he was unable to give an account of how he got the military uniform, or address of the unit where he is serving, hence, he was detained for impersonation.

“While in detention, police got an information that the suspect and others at large abducted W/o2 military officer at about 11:30 pm of 16th July 2021 and took him to their hideout in Alagbado Lagos State where he was stripped off his uniform, collected his identity card, his three ATM cards and phone before the victim escaped from them.

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“It was their victim’s uniform the suspect put on to commit another crime before he was arrested.”

Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the anti-kidnapping unit of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

He said, “the CP also ordered a massive manhunt for his other accomplice with the view to bring them to justice .”