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Police parade suspected kidnappers, rapists in Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command has paraded suspected kidnappers, rapists, and other criminals at its headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital.

Commissioner of Police Abiodun Alamutu paraded the suspects shortly after a press briefing of the command’s achievements in January.

During the briefing, Alamutu raised concern about the increasing cases of gender-based violence while calling on parents to protect the welfare of their female adolescent children against predators to collectively counter and prevent this form of abuse.

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Those paraded include Adubi Timothy, Jonathan Godfrey, and Idowu Olatunde, who were apprehended during a stop-and-search exercise.

The suspects had also reportedly robbed a victim, Dele Ayelabola, of various items, including a Tecno POP 7 and an iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Alamutu said: “Additionally, a cut-to-size double-barrel pistol gun was recovered from the house of the suspects. The suspects confessed to the crime, and their statements have been recorded.

“The case is currently under investigation, and further developments will be communicated.”

Also, the command paraded another suspect, Olanrewaju Bashiru, also known as Pedro, who was alleged to be the leader of an Eiye cult group.

Bashiru, who has been on the watch list of the command since 2023, was arrested with different criminal charms and gadgets.

“A search was conducted at Pedro’s house in Dalof Obantoko, and various criminal charms, an electronic scale, and a POS were recovered. Other members named Muiz and Sadiq are at large. The case is currently under investigation,” Alamutu said.

The police command said it foiled a kidnapping attempt in Odeda Local Government Area.

According to the Commissioner of Police: “One Adekunle Michael Gerard, of Sawonjo Igbogila Yewa North, was arrested at Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta in connection with a case of attempted kidnapping at Olodo area of Odeda Local Government Area.

“The suspect has made a voluntary confession that he attempted to kidnap one Mr Osoba Raufu and went ahead to demand the sum of N500,000 as ransom and further threatened to kill him on failure to deposit the ransom.

“The sum of N500,000 was deposited as bait to lure the suspect; eventually while going to cash the deposit, he was arrested by the police.”

Police parade suspected kidnappers, rapists in Ogun

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