By Sunny A. David with agency reports
The Ogun State Police Command have arrested four suspected kidnappers who reportedly collected N3.5m, 30 litres of palm oil, a carton of schnapps and 10 tubers of yam before their victims were released.
The police said the kidnappers were siblings Bamidele Adams, Jelili Adams; and Abdulazeez Sanni, who is said to be the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, where the kidnap took place.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed to newsmen on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the kidnappers abducted three persons in Ode-Omi in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun states.
They picked their victims on the eve of the last Eid-el Adha.
According to the police, the victims were later freed by their captors after allegedly collecting the items and N3.5million.
“Four of the kidnappers who abducted the three people, including the son of chief imam at Ode-Omi in Ijebu waterside on Salah day, have been arrested this morning by the police,” The Punch quoted Oyeyemi as saying in a statement.
On how they were arrested, the police PRO said operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the Police Command had laid an ambush for the kidnappers since the incident happened.
“They were planning to relocate from the creeks. On Wednesday, we surrounded them and laid an ambush for them.
“We allowed them to enter their vehicle and as they attempted to leave, we rounded them up and arrested them with their guns and other ammunition,” the statement said.