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Kidnapper Arrested After Collecting N3Million Ransom In Ondo

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Detectives in Ondo State Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old kingpin of a gang of kidnappers, identified as Sunday Omojugba, who abducted an 82-year-old woman.

The suspect was picked up after he collected a ransom of N3 million from the family of his victim, identified as Madam Olamodesi Theresa Akindeju.

Madam Akindeju was abducted in her residence at Igbotako, Okitipupa area of the state.

Vanguard gathered that the suspect was arrested by detectives from the Special Anti-Cultism Squad, SACS, in his hideout at 5, Ego Eduwo quarters, Ilu-Titun area of the state.

Police source said he had confessed to being a cultist and was involved in other violent crimes in and outside the state.

Vanguard was informed that the detectives, acting on a tip off, stormed his hideout after his gang members collected the N3 million ransom for the release of the old woman.

Other members of the gang, it was gathered, had earlier been arrested and remanded in prison custody at Olokuta, Akure.
Police spokesman, Wole Ogodo, said the suspect would soon be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.

In another development, 21 years old Kunle Akinyemi has been reportedly stabbed to death by his friend at Okitipupa, Ondo State, over an argument.

The deceased was reportedly stabbed in the chest by his friend, identified as Dele.

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