The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, have disclosed in a statement on Monday that Ogun State Police Command have apprehended a notorious kidnap kingpin who escaped from Oyo State after killing one of their victims.
The suspect, Usman Hassan, whose accomplices had earlier been arrested in Oyo State after they kidnapped a farmer at Solalu village was arrested while recruiting some Fulani men to form another gang in Ogun state.
The suspect was said to have murdered one of his victims after collecting ransom, and subsequently ran to Ogun State to cover up.
Oyeyemi explained, “On getting to Ogun State, he started recruiting other Fulani men to form another kidnap gang in Ogun State. He ran out of luck when detectives of Ogun State Police Command got information about his activity from those Fulani he had tried to recruit into his kidnap team.
“His hideout in Imala area was stormed by the detectives and he was promptly arrested. On interrogation, he confessed that he conspired with his biological brother; one Tahiru Usman, and others to kidnap their victim in Akinyele area of Ibadan and that they decided to kill the man after collecting ransom because the man could identify them.”
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Oyo State Command where he would be prosecuted.