Ogun Security: Police arrests 2 herdsmen for kidnapping, murder of another herdsman


The arrested suspects.

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In a bid to rid its environment of criminals and other elements of social vices, the Ogun State Police Command says it has geared up in its anti-crime effort in a way that has led to the rest of two herdsmen suspected to be kidnappers and cattle rustlers and said to be responsible for the kidnap and murder of another herdsman by name Taye Amodu.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.

ASP Oyeyemi said the suspects namely Hassan Amodu and Abubakar Abdullah kidnapped and later killed Taye Amodu at the Obada Oko area of Abeokuta, the state capital, on October 23 and equally made away with his (victim’s) eight cows.

On receiving the information, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, directed the officer in charge of FSARS, DSP Uba Adam, to fish out the hoodlums within the shortest possible period of time, Oyeyemi said in the statement, complying with which led to the arrest of the suspects same day the CP’s instruction was handed to officer in charge of FSARS in the state.
The statement said, “In compliance with the CP’s directive, the FSARS operatives swung into action and at about 5:30pm of the same day, the hideout of the culprit was located in Imeko area through technical intelligence. The hideout in a thick forest was stormed by the operatives where the two suspects were arrested.  “Recovered from them are one pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges and two cutlasses.
“On interrogation, they confessed to have killed the victim because he was struggling with them while they were taking him away and the body has been buried in a shallow grave inside the forest. They equally confessed taken away eight cows of the victim.”

In the meantime, the commissioner of police Ahmed Iliyasu has commended the FSARS operatives for “their gallantry and good display of intelligent investigation”, while the suspects, the statement said, will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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