29-yr old teacher kidnaps 8-year-old ex-pupil in Ogun, blames the devil

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By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

A 29yr old teacher, Odugbesan Ayodele Samson has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for kidnapping his 8-year-old former pupil, Rasaq Akeeb on the 4th of November 2020 at Ajuwon area.

Ayodele, the suspect, when arrested was said to have blamed this wicked act on the devil

According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday, Ayodele was said to have been arrested following a complain lodged at Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, Mrs Fatimat Akeeb.

Mrs. Akeeb was said to have reported that her son went to school at Arifanla area of Akute but was yet to return at about 6pm only for her to receive a phone call from an unknown person who asked her to be ready to pay the sum of 200, 000 if she ever wished to see her son alive again.

She stated further that the caller told her that the boy was brought to him by somebody and and that he would not release the boy until the ransom was paid.

Upon the receiving this  report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye directed his detectives to embark on technical and intelligence based investigation which led to the discovery of the suspect’s hideout.

However, in order not to harm the victim, the suspect was said to have been lured out with part payment of his demanded ransome after which he was subsequently apprehended by the police

Ayodele was said to have later led the detectives to where he kept the victim who was  rescued unhurt. On interogation, Ayodele was said to have confessed committing the crime but blame it on the devil.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

The CP also appealed to parents to always be mindful of their children movement to and from school so as not to make them an easy prey to those wolves in sheep’s clothing.