Security operatives attached to the Ogun State police command have arrested five kidnappers terrorizing Obada Oko and its environs in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects; Aliu Manya, Usman Abubakar, Abayomi Olayiwola, Nasiru Muhammad and Bello Usman, were arrested following credible intelligence received by police operatives attached to Obada Oko divisional headquarters.

Security operatives received Intelligence that the criminals were sighted on two motorcycles inside a forest at Eleja area of Obada Oko at about 8pm on Tuesday.

The State's Police PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said following Intelligence, the DPO Obada Oko division, CSP Tijani Muhammed, swiftly deployed operatives to the forest where the five suspects were apprehended.

He said packs of tramadol, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, three cutlasses, and two motorcycles with registration number MEK 504 VC and ODE 423 VC as well as a cash sum of N73,000 were recovered from the suspects.

He said: “While the investigation was going on, a kidnap victim who was earlier kidnapped and released came forward to identify the suspects as those that kidnapped him.

“His brother, who took ransom money to them also identified two amongst the suspects as those who collected the money from him for the release of his brother.”

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