PRESS RELEASE – NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

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FHQ ABUJA-  FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE

ARREST OF VICIOUS AND NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPER, WHO IS A PRINCIPAL SUSPECT IN THE KIDNAP OF SECRETARY OF ISHERI NORTH ESTATE LAND LORD ASSOCIATION AND  ALSO PARTICIPATED ACTIVELY  IN THE KIDNAP OF TURKISH SCHOOL CHILDREN AND MEMBERS OF STAFF IN OGUN STATE RECENTLY

On 14/2/2017, at about 0400hrs after unrelenting follow up by the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in synergy with Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU), trailed and arrested one Joseph Omoni 38 years, native of Ajagba community, Ese Odo LGA of Ondo state in Century village in Ogijo Town of Ogun State. The suspect volunteered confessional statement indicating the level of his involvement and the leading role he played in the kidnap of Secretary of Isheri Estate Landlord Association where three (3) private security men were killed. He is currently in Police custody.

  1. The suspect confessed further to the kidnap/assassination attack on Ikorodu mile 12 road on 19/12/2016 where Aisha Ali Balogun and one other were killed. He also admitted to have participated actively as a gang member in the kidnap of Turkish School children and members of the staff in Ogun State recently.
  2.   Two (2) houses built from the ransom money by the suspect and one other gang member Aka Chairman have been identified and sealed off by the Police at Century Village Ogijo in Ogun State.
  3. 4.    Investigation is being intensified to arrest the remaining members of the gang who are still at large. The suspect will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.

 

CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD

Force Public Relations Officer,

Force Headquarters,

Abuja.

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