Operatives of the Ogun State police command have apprehended a notorious kidnap kingpin identified as Usman Hassan, who fled from Oyo State after killing one of his victims.
A statement released by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the state police command today March 15, said the suspect's accomplices had earlier been arrested in Oyo State after they kidnapped a farm owner at Solalu village and subsequently killed him after collecting ransom ran to Ogun State to hibernate.
''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 Fulanis 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 ransome because the man can identify them.'' the statement read
Abimbola added that the state Commissioner of police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, has 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 will be prosecuted.