Thursday, September 17, 2020

Police arrest six Ogun herdsmen for abducting policewoman, NSCDC official


The Assistant Inspector -General of Police, Zone 2 Command, Ahmed Iliyasu , on Wednesday , paraded six suspected herdsmen allegedly responsible for multiple kidnapping and killing of a yet -to -be- identified driver during an attempt to abduct a police inspector on the Ayetoro - Abeokuta Expressway in the Yewa area of Ogun State .

Iliyasu said during a press briefing at the command headquarters , Onikan , Lagos , that the driver was conveying a woman when he suddenly realised that an ambush had been laid by the herdsmen , but while attempting to escape , one of the suspects shot him dead.

He said , “ These criminals mounted a roadblock on the Ayetoro - Abeokuta Road in Yewa , during which a police inspector ran into them . While they were manhandling her , the driver of a car coming behind attempted to escape their onslaught , but they opened fire on him and he died .

“ Thereafter, the other female occupant of the vehicle was kidnapped alongside the female inspector , taken into a forest for three days before they were released after the payment of ransom by their relatives. ”

Iliyasu, who identified the suspects as Adamu Saliu, 25; Ibrahim Mohammed, 33; Abubakar Sadiq , 24; Tambaye Mohammed, 25; Adamu Sulaiman ; and Akanni Musa , 38, said they would be charged.

It was gathered that the same syndicate was responsible for the abduction of an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and a businessman, identified simply as Alhaji Umar, and the killing of a cattle herder , simply known as Alhaji Oro .

While the family of the NSCDC official was said to have parted with N 3m to secure his release, Oro was unlucky as the AIG said , “ Despite the payment of the N 4m demanded as ransom, these men shot and killed him .

“ These men traced another target , identified as Umaru , to Awaiye in Oyo State , ambushed him on his way to the farm and held him captive for two days until he was able to meet the kidnappers ’ demand of N 1m . ”

One of the suspects , Saliu, said , “ I was arrested because we went to kidnap one Alhaji Umar. We went to abduct him because we knew that he had money and we collected N 1m ransom from him . We also planned the kidnap of one Alhaji Oro , while we were in prison , and shot him dead after his family had paid N 4m ransom . ”

In another development , a suspected fraudster , Sylvester Ehiarinmian, was also paraded for allegedly defrauding a yet- to - be-identified lady based in United States of America.

Iliyasu said the lady had a vision of setting up a business in Nigeria and hired Sylvester to provide security for her, adding that the suspect took advantage of the situation to defraud the victim .

He said , “ Sylvester made a love advance to her despite being married with children, and promised to marry her . Naively, the lady entered the fraudulent net of the suspect and was defrauded neatly. When she came to her senses , the lady forwarded a petition to my office and I instructed the Zonal Tactical/Monitoring Unit to go after the suspect from whom four Sienna vehicles , a Toyota Highlander SUV and landed property , comprising a storey building, an undeveloped plot of land , both in the Apo area of Abuja , and another two plots in the Wasa area of Abuja , all belonging to the victim , were recovered.

“ Yet to be recovered from him are a Mikano generator, two duplexes in South Africa , the sum of $15, 000 he fraudulently obtained from her to procure visa for the victim ’ s sister , another $10, 000 he proposed to purchase carpets for an office they both agreed to operate and N 40m for the establishment of a medical laboratory."

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