The police in Ogun State stated it has arrested a “kidnap syndicate made up of members of the identical household.”
Their arrest, DAILY POST learnt, was sequel to many kidnapping circumstances inside Sagamu and its environs in 2020.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had given an order to the Space Commander and all of the DPOs in Sagamu to fish out these behind the dastardly act throughout the shortest attainable interval.
In compliance with the directive, the DPO of Sagamu division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, his crack detectives with the assist of Sagamu Safety Council below the Akarigbo of Remo land, launched into an intelligence and technical based mostly investigation, resulting in the arrest of 1 Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and three of his youngsters – Samson Okpara, Shiny Okpara and Eze Okpara.
It additionally led to the apprehension of 1 Christian Ishaha who had accommodated them.
The Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, informed DAILY POST on Friday that the suspects had been all arrested in Ajaka space of Sagamu for his or her roles within the kidnap of eight individuals at completely different instances.
“In the midst of investigation, it was found that three different family members constituting the legal gang specifically; Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara are the armed squad of the syndicate, whereas Samson, Shiny and Eze Okpara had been those spying on their focused victims.
“One Emmanuel Joseph, a local of Ebele in Edo State was later recruited into the fold, having confronted their sister, Eze Okpara to inform him the supply of cash they rely every single day. They subsequently opened as much as him that they had been into kidnapping enterprise, and he additionally joined them,” Oyeyemi stated.
Some victims of the suspected kidnappers, Oyeyemi disclosed, are Okechukwu Onwubiko, who was kidnapped on June 4, 2019; Omotayo Sobowale, kidnapped on June 16, 2020 and Lamidi Akeem, kidnapped by the identical gang on July 20, 2020.
“On the third of November 2020, the gang kidnapped one Mrs. Areoye Olufunke, and barely per week after, on the eleventh of November 2020, they kidnapped one Mrs. Adijat Adeleye and Ashaye Olayinka Tobi was additionally kidnapped on the twelfth of November by this dreaded gang.
“Having heard concerning the arrest of their father and their three siblings, Godwin, Godspower and Mathew Okpara ran to Delta State with their operational automobile and their arms, the place they had been subsequently apprehended by the Delta State police command after finishing up one other kidnapping there.
“Their camp finding in a forest close to Ayepe-ijebu the place their father used to farm earlier than changing it to a camp was positioned by policemen led by the DPO of Sagamu and subsequently destroyed,” it was stated.