Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested a suspected kidnapper of a military officer on July 17, in Ado Odo Ota local government area of Ogun state.
The suspect Waliu Oloyede was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Sango ota divisional headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai that some vigilante men were having issues with an army officer at Odo pako area of ota.
Spokesperson of the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said “upon receiving the report, the DPO led his team to the scene where the suspect, who was dressed in full military camouflage uniform with the rank of W02 but could not give a satisfactory account of himself was apprehended and brought to the station. The suspect was said to have attempted to snatch a dane gun from a Vigilante man.
On interrogation, the suspect 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 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.
It was the victim’s uniform the suspect put on to commit another crime before he was arrested. ”Abimbola said
The spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the anti-kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. The CP also ordered a massive manhunt for his other accomplice with the view to bring them to justice
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