Two siblings and one other person were on Tuesday arrested by operatives of Ogun State police command for threatening and making an attempt to kidnap their former employer.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Wednesday, Dec 9, in a statement.
The suspects, Blessing Oyeleke, David Oyeleke and Kabiru Oniyitan were apprehended following a report made at Onipanu divisional headquarters by one Makinde Oluwatoyin, the M/D of Precy Company Ota.
Makinde Oluwatoyin reported on the 4th of December that he received a phone call from an anonymous caller who threatened to kidnap his son, Makinde Solomon, from school and wipe out his entire family if he failed to pay the sum of N2million to a specific bank account within three days.
He stated further that the caller described his children’s school and the location of his home, which suggested that the callers have done their research.
Upon receiving the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, instructed his detectives to embark on intelligence and technical based investigation.
Their efforts paid off when one of the suspects was traced to her hideout and was arrested with the phone which they were using to make calls to the man.
Her arrest led to the subsequent arrest of her two other accomplices, one of whom is her brother. One more accomplice is still at large.
Upon interrogation, they confessed to have jointly planned the crime together, having worked in the man’s company before and know his financial capacity.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to an anti-kidnapping unit of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.