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Osun Police Arrest Two Members Of Kidnapping Gang Terrifying Osogbo

osun police arrest two members of kidnapping gang terrifying osogbo (via Primetweets)

The Osun State Police Command has captured two suspected members of a four-man mini kidnapping ring, while the remaining two are currently on the run.

The two apprehended are 29-year-old Adesina Hammed and 28-year-old Oyeladun Iyanu and it was gathered that they have unleashed mayhem and have been terrorising residents of Osogbo, the state capital.

The Police Command in a statement by its spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola on Thursday revealed that their arrest was carried out upon reports and complaints from members of the public.

She said, “Upon reports and complaints from the general public through various media such as petition, social media platforms; X, Instagram etc of a brewing crime of kidnapping and forceful extortion of individuals by hoodlums who are now referred to as ‘mini kidnappers’.

“The Osun State Police Command has been able to effect the arrest of two suspects named; Adesina Hammed ‘M’ 29yrs and Oyeladun Iyanu ‘M’ 28yrs who have been terrorizing the city of Osogbo.

“The incident happened at about 7:30 pm 5th of June 2024, when two young men were stopped along Olaiya towards Osun mall area by a group of four individuals on bikes and were forcefully robbed of their phone (iPhone 13) with a cutlass, after which they took them to a POS operator to still rob them of the sum of N400,000.

“Upon tip-off, a team of Anti-cultism squad swung into action and was able to apprehend these two suspects with the remaining two (2) gang members at large.”

While revealing that the investigation was ongoing, Opalola added that efforts are in top gear to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.

She also disposed that the case will be charged to court upon conclusion of the investigation.

She asked residents of the state to exercise patience while the Command is putting in place mechanisms to rid this state of crimes and criminals.

“This is to enable this state to remain and maintain its place as one of the most peaceful states in the nation.”


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