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4 arrested for kidnapping 13-year-old girl in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has apprehended four men for reportedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Onipanu, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The four suspects were identified by the police as; 21-year-old John Nelson, 29-year-old Adeleke Ayotunde, 20-year-old Adekunle Basit and Abey Fagbemi, who is 20.

DAILY POST learnt that their arrest followed a complaint lodged by one Adejunwon Odunowo at Onipanu police station.

Odunowo had told the police that his daughter, Susan Odunowo, was sent on an errand by her mum at about 6:30 pm on Thursday, but she did not return.

The father stated that received an anonymous phone call, demanding for a ransom of N500,000.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told DAILY POST that the DPO of Onipanu, CSP Bamidele Job, wasted no time as he detailed his crack detectives to go after those behind the devilish act.

In a statement on Tuesday, Abimbola said the detectives, on Saturday, successfully traced one of the suspects to Cele area of Ota and got him arrested.

This, DAILY POST learnt, led to the arrest of two other members of the gang at a factory in Ota.

“It was then discovered that the victim was being kept in a room, owned by Adekunle Basit. Detectives swiftly moved in there, and rescued the victim unhurt,” he said.

One Abbey Fagbemi, who was said to have earlier fled when he heard the arrest of his accomplices, was later arrested at about 7:30 am yesterday, Oyeyemi disclosed, adding that the “victim has since been reunited with her family.” Dailypost

Kidnapping: Ekiti traditional council calls for troops’ deployment

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers on Friday called for the deployment of  troops in the state following attacks and kidnap of royal fathers by gunmen.

The Chairman of the council and Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, made the call in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Friday.

Ajibade was reactingto the Thursday kidnap of Oba David Oyewumi, the Obadu of Ilemeso  and foiled kidnap of Oba Adetutu Ajayi, the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti.

The chairman stressed the need to deploy troops to the state to assist the police in flushing kidnappers and terrorists.

Ajibade described attacks and kidnap of royal fathers in the state as “embarrassing, worrisome and troubling’’.

He urged the police to swing into action and rescue the traditional ruler of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi, who was kidnapped on Thursday night.
The traditional ruler appealed to residents of the various communities in the state to give useful information on suspicious persons and movement Vanguardngr


Abuja: Police nab 20-year-old for kidnapping father, collecting N2m

A 20-year-old man, Abubakar Amodu, has been arrested for conniving with a gang to kidnap his father and collect N2 m ransom.

Amodu was one of 25 suspects paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, for various offences in Abuja on Wednesday.

The suspect, who was arrested with other members of the gang, told journalists that his father was a herdsman, adding that he gave him 15 cows.

He said, “I became friends with the members of the gang, who told me that my father was rich, and he should be kidnapped for money.

“After we kidnapped my father, he paid N2m and I was given N200,000 as my share.”

Also paraded was one Abubakar Liyu, a security guard at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who worked with kidnappers to abduct lecturers in the university community.

Liyu, who confessed to the crime, said he participated in the kidnapping of three lecturers.

He said he got N30,000 for the abductions of two lecturers but got nothing for the last operation.

One Friday Domozu from Kogi State was also paraded for leading a gang that kidnapped and cruelly murdered a five-year-old girl, Farida Ibrahim, in Dekina, Kogi State.

They had demanded a ransom of N8m from the victim’s family, who could not afford it.

Ibrahim was killed and buried  in a shallow grave before the police apprehended the suspects.

The police also paraded members of a gang who killed an Immigration officer, his sister and  wife last June. Punch


Why Kogi stopped negotiating with kidnapper - Gov Bello

Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello has challenged Federal and State Governments to stop negotiating with kidnappers to address banditry and other forms of insecurity.

He said kidnappers should not be allowed to enjoy the proceeds of their crimes.

Bello urged them to borrow a leaf from his administration, which has stopped negotiating with bandits.

He said that the only way to drastically reduce the menace of kidnapping is to stop negotiating with the perpetrators and preventing them from enjoying the proceeds of the crime.

He said being ruthless against the criminals is will keep them at bay.

Bello spoke during the Senate Press Corps’ Retreat 2020 with the theme, “Democracy and development in a Federation: Roles of Media, States and Parliaments” in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

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He said the spate of kidnappings in the state reduced to the barest minimum largely due to his administration’s resolve to tackle the criminals headlong.

Bello, who was represented by his Deputy, David Onoja, while declaring the retreat open, said before emergence of his administration in 2016, “Kogi was noted as the kidnap capital of Nigeria.

Bello assured Kogi residents and Nigerians of his administration’s determination to provide succour for victims of flash flooding in the state.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan who was represented by the Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, stressed the importance for National Assembly and the State Houses of Assembly to work closely together in enacting legislations that would aid the development of the country.

He commended Bello for his developmental strides especially for ensuring relative peace and security in the state. Thenationonlineng


In Aba: Soldiers arrest ‘Phyno’ for kidnapping

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have arrested an alleged member of a notorious kidnapping gang operating in Aba.

The suspect, known as ‘Phyno’, had been on the wanted list for various crimes.
Soldiers attached to 144 Battalion, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State arrested

‘Phyno’ at a hotel located on the outskirts of Aba.

He was said to be hiding there after a robbery operation.
“He snatched a motorbike from somebody at Uratta junction before he was apprehended by soldiers. Information has it that he was in a hotel (outside Aba main town).

“On getting the information, soldiers traced him to the said hotel in mufti where he (the kidnap kingpin) was picked”, The Nation quoted a military source as saying.

Meanwhile, soldiers of the Battalion on routine patrol at Uratta Area of Aba have saved a pregnant woman in distress.

The incident, it was gathered, happened at about 11 am near the ever-busy Uratta junction off Aba-Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
The soldiers rushed her to a private hospital where they made cash deposit for her treatment.


Wike threatens to dethrone monarchs over kidnapping, cultism

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that the state government would dethrone traditional rulers of communities where cultism and kidnapping were encouraged.

The governor also cautioned that communities with a prevalence of cultism, kidnapping and other forms of crime would no longer enjoy the patronage of the state government.

Wike issued this warning while addressing a special security meeting at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday.
The security meeting had in attendance the State Commissioner of Police, Usman Belel, State Director of Department of State Services, Tosin Ajayi, Commander SOG 115, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commander E.O. Ebiowei, Commander, NNS Pathfinder, Commodore S.J. Bura and State Commander of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mohammed Haruna.

Also in attendance were the local government chairmen, traditional rulers, community development committee chairmen and youth leaders in the state.
“All those local government areas where there are no serious cases of cultism and kidnapping, the state government will give them more projects and attention.
“But local government areas where cultism and kidnapping have become entrenched, the state government will depart.

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“For communities where cultism and kidnapping are encouraged, their traditional rulers will be deposed. We will not allow crisis in our communities. If you don’t want to take the war to them, we will take the war to you,” the governor further cautioned.
Wike also declared that all youth groups found to be involved in cultism would be dissolved by the state government.

He noted that under the current dispensation, the government and people of the state would take their fate in their hands by collectively addressing the security challenges.
The governor urged all stakeholders to work with security agencies to fight insecurity.

“Enough is enough. Nobody arrested by security agencies for cultism will see the light of the day. If you say, we will not sleep, you also not sleep. Every logistic has been provided for security agencies to tackle the insecurity,” he said.

Wike warned that any top government official caught in the process of trying to work out the release of arrested suspected cultists and kidnappers would face the full weight of the law. (New Telegraph)

it was discovered that the gang was responsible for kidnapping, gruesome murder, and ritual killing

it was discovered that the gang was responsible for kidnapping, gruesome murder, and ritual killing of people, including travellers.
The gang leader, Yakubu Hamidu, a vigilance group commander in Ankpa, and his men are the hit men responsible for the killings of several victims and removal of their organs. They sold male and female parts including head and kidney to personalities within and outside the state for rituals.

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the police are investigating cases of rapes, murder in many of the Ughelli communities

the police are investigating cases of rapes, murder in many of the Ughelli communities, the anti kidnapping squad unit of the state CID has taken over those cases, particularly the woman’s incident, it’s the fourth case the police are handling, and all the hoodlums involved will be brought to book.”

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