The Ogun State Police Command, Friday, paraded four suspects for allegedly abducting a member of the newly inaugurated Remo North Local Government Caretaker Committee, Hon. Soniyi Taiwo.
Soniyi, who is the vice-chairman of the committee, was abducted on January 10, 2020, few days to his swearing-in to office.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson who paraded the suspects before journalists at the Command Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, named the suspects as Muhammad Abdullah, 25; Ibrahim Diko, 20; Gambo Abduallah, 25; and Mohammed Sulaimon, 23.
CP Ebrimson disclosed that one of the suspects was trailed to Idi-Ayunre in Ibadan, Oyo state, where he was arrested.
According to him, “In compliance with my directive to rescue the victim unhurt, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Isara Division in conjunction with other tactical teams in the command, swung into action and embarked on technical and forensic investigation as a result of which the kidnappers were quickly located.
“Having realised that the police are closing in on them, the hoodlums released their victim but three members of the gang were subsequently apprehended as a result of intense combing of the bush where they were traced to. Their arrest led to the arrest of the fourth suspect, who was tracked to Idi-Ayunre in Ibadan.”
Ebrimson, said the victim had identified the suspects as his abductors, noted that the suspects were being interrogation and their confessional statements would serve as a lead to arrest other fleeing gang members.
The police boss said no ransom was paid to the abductors for Soniyi’s release.