Fulani Herdsmen Who Kidnapped Politician In Ogun State Arrested
Ogun state police command today paraded 4 Fulani Herdsmen who allegedly kidnapped a newly appointed politician in Remo North LGA of Ogun state.
The victim, Soniyi Taiwo was kidnapped on January 10 around Fidiwo-Ipara area of the state while returning home from a function.
The suspects, 23-year-old Sulaimon Mohammed, 25-year-old Abdulahi Muhammad, 25-year-old Abdulahi Gambo and 20-year-old Dikko Ibrahim demanded a whopping sum of N50million ransom from family members of their victim before they released him when police swooped in on them at a forest along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The operatives were said to have combed the forest for days until the kidnappers set him free upon discovering that the Police were closing in on them.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson who paraded the suspects at Eleweran, the Command Headquarters, said the suspects were arrested after the command’s “technical and forensic investigation” enabled it to geo-locate them and the victim in the forest.
Ebrimson added that the initial arrest of three of the suspects, led to the subsequent arrest of the fourth who fled but was tracked to Idi-Ayunre in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.