Suspected kidnapper of a military officer arrested in Ogun

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer has been arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command at Odo Pako Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.

According to a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made available to Blueprint Monday, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO, Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters, CPS Godwin Idehai.

It was gathered that some vigilante men are having issues with an army officer at Odo Pako area of Ota, upon the report, the DPO led his team to the scene where the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect, Waliu Oloyede who dressed in full military camouflage uniform with the rank of W02 could not give satisfactory account of himself was apprehended and brought to the station. 

The suspect, who was said to have attempted to snatch a dane gun from a Vigilante man, on interrogation was unable to give account of how he got the military uniform, or address of the unit where he is serving, hence he was detained for impersonation.

While in detention, police got an information that the suspect and others at large abducted W/o2 military officer at about 11:30 pm of 16th July 2021 and took him to their hideout in Alagbado Lagos State where he was stripped off his uniform, collected his identity card, his three ATM cards and phone before the victim escaped from them.

It was their victim uniform the suspect put on to commit another crime before he was arrested. 

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. 

The CP also ordered a massive manhunt of his other accomplice with the view to bring them to justice.

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