A leader of a suspected kidnap gang in Ogun State identified as Oyewunmi Musa,has narrated how his gang got N8.5m as ransom from four of their victims’ relatives.
Musa who was paraded alongside 10 other members of his syndicate at the Ogun State Police headquarters, confessed that his gang had kidnapped four victims and their relatives paid different sums of money for their release.
He said, “In the first operation, we got N3m ransom, in the second, we got N2.5m and for the third and fourth, we got N1.5m ransom respectively from their relatives.”
According to the suspect, their victims were kept inside the bush until their relatives paid the necessary ransom adding that two members of the gang from Ughelli link up with gang each time there was an operation.
The state Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, said a member of the gang, Femi Aresu, was arrested on 5th January 2018 at their hideout in Itele-Ijebu by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad and this led to the arrest of other members of the gang.
Iliyasu said Aresu led the FSARS operatives to Lagos, Oyo and Ondo states to where the, “10 other members of the gang were arrested.”
He said the command would continue to flush the criminals out of their hideouts.
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