Escaped Kidnappers Arrested For kidnapping Journalist In Ogun Escaped - The People's Voice


Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Escaped Kidnappers Arrested For kidnapping Journalist In Ogun Escaped

By Toyin Olotuyemi, Abeokuta

41-years-old Temidayo Oladimeji has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for taking part in the abduction of a journalist, Olusegun Oduneye, at Mobalufon area of Ijebu Ode on March 9.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said “Oladimeji was arrested following painstaking technical and intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by SP Taiwo Opadiran-led anti-kidnapping team, which led them to the suspect’s hideout where he has been hibernating”.

Oyeyemi stated that after the kidnappers were traced to Idimu area of Lagos and a gun duel ensued, they escaped with serious gunshot injuries and abandoned the victim and his car.

“Having rescued the victim, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing suspects, and in compliance with the CP’s directive, the SP Taiwo Opadiran-led team embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation which led to the arrest of Temidayo Oladimeji who was the one detailed to guard the victim in the bush while the two others were waiting for the ransom.

“Immediately he discovered that his other colleagues had been injured, he abandoned their victim and ran away. Luck however ran against him when he was traced to his hideout in Ijebu-ode where he was apprehended.”

“Recovered from him is a locally-made pistol and a live cartridge.”

The spokesman said the Commissioner of Police had ordered that efforts should be intensified to arrest the remaining members of the gang.

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