Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The operatives of Ogun State police command have arrested two members of a kidnap syndicate who kidnapped one 25-yrs old Mariam Fagbohun and shot dead her 50yrs old mother, Hannah Fagbohun at Ijoun, Yewa North local government area of the state.
Mariam Fagbohun who runs a daily need store and a beer parlor was reportedly abducted by a six-man kidnapping gang in Ijoun, in Yewa North local government on the 21st of August 2020 while going home after the day’s work.
According to statement from the Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun State police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Wednesday, while she was being kidnapped, Mariam was said to have raised an alarm which attracted people around including her mother, Hannah Fagbohun.
The statement stated that while the people around were trying to chase the abductors with the aim of rescuing Mariam from them, the kidnappers were said to have shot into the midst of the people killing the victim’s mother, Annah Fagbohun on the spot.
Following distress call made to the police, the DPO Egua division, Csp Kalejaiye Olarenwaju led his men to the scene and with the collaboration of members of the community rescued the victim and apprehended a member of the gang, Jimoh Fayemi, a native of Omu-Odo in Ekiti State.
Upon his arrest, the Commissioner of police, CP Edward Ajogun was said to have directed that Jimoh Fayemi be transferred to the Anti-kidnapping section with a clear mandate that the rest members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.
The police team reportedly mbarked on a technical and intelligence based investigation which led to the arrest of another member of the gang in Ekiti State, James Arowolo a 47 year old native of Obo-Ayegunle in Kwara State.
On interrogation, the two suspects, James and Jimoh were said to have confessed to having been contracted by one man simply known as “Ade” and his friend known as ‘Doctor’ who live in the same neighborhood with the victim to come and swindle her of a huge sum of money.
They explained further that but having realized that the woman will not fall into their trap, they decided to kidnap her and demanded for ransom.
Recovered from them were three single barrel guns, 12 live cartridges and face mask.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang while the arrested ones should be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.