A lance corporal of the Nigerian Military has uncovered some suspected kidnappers, who approached him to buy an AK-47 rifle on the fee of N1 million
DAILY POST reviews that the soldier (identify withheld) is hooked up to the Alamala Barracks, alongside Ayetoro-Abeokuta highway, Ogun State.
Our correspondent completely gathered that on April 7, “some Fulani boys” met the stated soldier, telling him they wanted the rifle for kidnapping functions.
DAILY POST remembers that Ayetoro highway has lately turned to a hideout for kidnappers, a few of whom had been arrested and paraded by the police on Thursday.
In his response, the soldier had requested the abductors to fulfill him the next day, saying he would join them with a vendor.
Nonetheless, the soldier instantly reported the incident to the DPO of Ilupeju division in Abeokuta North.
On the energy of the report, the DPO was stated to have mobilised and led a synergised workforce of policemen from the Ilupeju and Lafenwa divisions in addition to males of the OPC and So-Protected Corps to the Rounder space of Abeokuta, the place they waited a number of hours for ‘the intending gun consumers’.
The DPO had pretended to be the seller of the AK-47 rifle when the suspected kidnappers lastly confirmed up.
They included: 19-year-old Haruna Daruna of Niger State, 17-year-old Mohammed Bello, 53-year-old Abubakar Usman, 43-year-old Mohammed Guda, 42-year-old Isah Ahmed and 25-year-old Babangida Alhaji Gani.
Others are Mohammed Lawal, 34 years; Umar Usman, 56 years and Badamosi Umar, 28.
Of their negotiation with the police officer, who had pretended to be the AK-47 provider, the abductors provided to pay a sum of N1 million.
Nonetheless, the boys reportedly introduced out N200,000 as half cost, promising to pay a steadiness of N800,000 by 8am the next day.
Within the course of, they had been rounded up, arrested and later transferred to the state prison investigation division, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the event to DAILY POST on Thursday.
Oyeyemi informed our correspondent that the suspects are nonetheless being investigated to make sure the arrest of different accomplices.