Two suspected kidnappers, Mohammed Abubakar, 42, and Clinton Niche, 18, have been arrested while trying to collect ransom money at the Agbara area of Ogun.
The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Monday that the suspects were arrested on October 3.
Mr Oyeyemi explained that the two suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Agbara area command by an individual, Stephen Ajibili, who reported that his seven-year-old son, Daniel Ajibili, had been kidnapped.
He added that his son was abducted while on an errand for his mother at about 11:20 a.m. and his kidnapper demanded N1 million for his release.
“Upon getting the report, the acting Area Commander in Agbara, CSP Kayode Shedrack, quickly mobilised his detectives to embark on a technical and intelligence-based investigation to unravel those behind the dastardly act,” said Mr Oyeyemi. The efforts of the detectives paid off when the suspects who had directed the victim’s parents to drop the ransom money somewhere were ambushed and apprehended by the police detectives.”
Afterward, the suspects led the policemen to a bush where the boy was tied to a tree.
The acting police commissioner, Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-kidnapping section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.