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Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper Of Military Personnel In Ogun




Ganiyat Ganiyu

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command at Odo pako Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state.

The suspect, Waliu Oloyede was arrested on Saturday, following a distress call received by the DPO Sango Ota divisional headquarters, Godwin Idehai.

According to a statement by the Command’s Spokesperson, the division was alerted by residents who said that vigilante men were having issues with an army officer at Odo pako area of Ota.

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 satisfactory account of himself was apprehended and brought to the station.

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“The suspect, who was said to have attempted to snatch a dane gun from a vigilante man, on interrogation was unable to give 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 W02 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.

“The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. The CP also ordered a massive manhunt his other accomplice with the view to bring them to justice,” the statement read.

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