Recover Cash, Guns, Military Uniforms, Bikes
IBADAN – No fewer than 33 suspects were paraded at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele Ibadan on Thursday over cases on kidnapping, armed robbery, impersonation, burglar among others.
Among the suspects paraded were a gang of kidnappers terrorizing Onigari axis of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The names of the suspected Kidnappers according to the State Commissioner of Police who was briefed journalists over tye development are Aliu Umaru, Isiaka Ibrahim, Tambaya Usman.
CP Ngozi Onadeko, in her address, maintained that the press conference became necessary in order for the Oyo State Police Command to accounts for some of the outstanding breakthroughs and accomplishments made by some of its finest tactical, operational and investigative departments through commitments, discipline, perseverance and remarkable acts of valour in the onslaught against crime and criminality within the State and its environs.
She said, “owing to the rising cases of kidnapping along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the ugly incident of a case of kidnapping/ Murder that happened at Onigari area of Lagos expressway on the 07/01/2022, the Oyo State Police Command immediately swung into action through the swift deployment of intelligence and tactical assets.
“These has led to the arrest of one Bashiru Abubakar ‘m’ alias Maku-Maku a syndicate member of the kidnapping gang terrorizing Lagos/Ibadan expressway, on 14/1/2021 at about 1530hrs. “
“During interrogation, the arrested suspects mentioned one Babuga Umaru ‘m’ one Bellel ‘m’ one Ibrahim ‘m’ one Buyo ‘m’ one Habu Kosoko ‘m’ one alias Ontop one Danliti, surnames yet unknown now at large, that have carried out the kidnapping operations that caused the death of one Oluwatosin Anwajoye ‘m’ aged 45yrs at Onigari area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway on the 07/01/2022.”
“He confessed that, he used his motorcycle to convey one Bellel ‘m’ and one Ibrahim ‘m’ on 06/01/2022 at about 2000hrs and they aligned in the bush at Onigari area of Ibadan-Lagos Expressway before they struck on the 07/01/2022. “
“He also confessed that he was the person that supplies the syndicate foods and hard drugs while they were in the forest. He concluded that after the kidnapping operation.”
“Preliminary investigation of all the suspects arrested so far in the case revealed that they all have knowledge of the kidnapping operations that took place on the 07/01/2022 and the forensic analysis of their phone numbers linked them up with the crime and there is nexus between them and the suspects at large.” CP. Onadeko said.
She however said that all the suspects are undergoing further interrogation for possible arrest of the fleeing suspects and recovery of their weapons.
While speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT, one of the suspects Bashiru Abubakar confessed to having aided the successful kidnap of some victims by supplying adequate information and logistics.
He said, “I received N10,000 for taking Babuga Umaru Belle, Ibrahim Buyo and Habu Kosoko, Ontop Danliti to and fro Onigari to Badija, I used to buy food for them, though they told me that they used to mount roadblocks at highway but I don’t know what the roadblock meant for, I was given N10,000 and they also promised me a new bike but I was arrested before they fulfilled their promises.
Similarly, CP Onadeko paraded another suspected Kidnappers gang who were operating along the Ibadan-Lagos expressway. She gave the names of the suspects as Tambaya Usman Shehu ‘m’ age 27years, Aliyu Umaru ‘m’ aged 20, Isiaka Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 28.
She said, “This is another kidnap syndicate operating along the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway. The proactive measure adopted by the State Command to flush out and abate kidnapping in the state and painstaking effort led to the arrest of one Aliyu Umaru ‘m’ and one Isiaka Ibrahim ‘m’ .
“Upon interrogation of the duo led to the arrest of one Tambaya Usman Shehu ‘m’ at his hideout at Akimbola area of Bodija Ibadan on 27/1/2021 at about 0230hrs who also belong to another syndicate of the kidnapping gang terrorizing Ibadan-Lagos expressway.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be a kidnapper and that the roles they played in two different kidnapping and armed robbery operation along Ibadan-Lagos Highway. One Tambaya Usman Shehu ‘m’ confessed that in one of the kidnappings; His syndicate collected a ransom of three million, five hundred thousand Naira.
“He also mentioned his syndicate members who are presently on the run, while the duo of Isiaka Ibrahim ‘m’ and Aliyu Umaru ‘m’ were arrested with two Bajaj Boxer motorcycles with reg. number: SHK 300 QL and LND 715 QM respectively bought purposely for kidnapping and have been used by the syndicate for their kidnapping activities.
“They both confessed to the crime and admitted they have carried out kidnapping on Ibadan-Lagos expressway with the first suspect one Tambaya Usman Shehu ‘m’. The victims one Olaleyele Folahan ‘m’ and one Sakinat Tiamiyu ‘m’ have identified Tambaya Usman Shehu ‘m’ to be part of those that kidnapped them.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects are Two Bajaj Boxer motorcycles with Reg. No: SHK 300 QL and LND 715 QM respectively.
One Paul Adedoyin was arrested and paraded for impersonation, while two pairs of military camouflage uniforms, one military Cardigan, one empty pistol jacket, two military face caps, one military raincoat, one lanyard, one military camouflage knickers.