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How Kidnappers Abducted 97 -Year-Old In Ogun State

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Andrew Utulu Lagos

The desperations of criminals particularly Kidnappers in the society to get rich quick have reached an alarming and astonishing stage. Children and the aged are not spared as long as they are relations of the targeted victims and they can squeeze money out of the target.

Recently in Ogun State, a 97 -year-old was bait. But one of the kidnappers, Emeka Obi, ran out of luck, as he was arrested by police, and on interrogation, he confessed to act and that he had invested and reaped so much from financing and supplying weapons to other kidnapping syndicates in Lagos and Ogun States.

Obi, an indigene of Anambra State, and three others who allegedly abducted the 97-year-old man, Pa Amos Iposola Samaye, were arrested by the police in Ogun State Police.

It was gathered that prior to Pa Amos’ abduction, he lived with his grandson in Isire village, near Owu-Ikuwa, Ogbere, in Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun state.

The arrest occurred   following a distress call from one Mr. Vincent Ayodele Dosumu, a resident Isire village.

Investigation revealed that based on this information, anti – robbery policemen attached to Ogbere Station led by the DPO and supported by the Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS), swiftly swung into action, to rescue the old man and arrest the suspects.

Following intense intelligence networking and, it was learnt the detectives were able to apprehend Emeka Obi, who resides in Ikotun, a Lagos suburb, at a location where he wanted to collect the N2 million ransom they had demanded from the family of the victim.

He led the detectives to a forest, Aye, along Ijebu Ode /Benin Expressway, where the nonagenarian was eventually found and rescued.

It was further gathered Obi led the SARS detectives to their hideout in J4 Area in Ogbere where two other suspects, Oluyeye Akintunde and Samuel Adewumi were arrested.

A Berretta pistol, a locally made single barrel short gun, two live cartridges and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects.

Obi, 35, admitted that he worked for several kidnap syndicates, operating between Lagos and Ogun states. According to him, “I usually invest in financing abduction trade. Also, I supply weapons to several syndicates, as these are my only sources of livelihood. I usually get