Five suspects – Abdul Raman Umar, Falalu Abubakar, Danjuma Bako, Idris Lawal and Fauziya Falalu – have been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State police command for abducting an eight-year-old boy, Sadiq Abass.
They were arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ogere Divisional Headquarters by one Rilwan Mohammed.
Rilwan told police that he left his wife and three children at home at about 12 noon, only for him to receive a phone call from a strange number that his son had been abducted.
He said further that the caller demanded N3.5 million as ransom if he wanted to see the boy alive.
According to the police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogere division, CSP Abiodun Ayinde, quickly mobilized crack detectives to go after the hoodlums.
Following aggressive technical and intelligence-based investigation, the operatives stormed the suspects’ hideout, arrested the abductors and rescued the victim unhurt.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.