Two herdsmen suspected to be kidnapers and cattle rustlers have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command in connection with the kidnap and killing of another herdsman.
Hassan Amodu and Abubakar Abdullah kidnapped Taye Amodu on the 23rd of October 2017 at Obada Oko area of Abeokuta and also made away with eight cows belonging to him.
Upon information, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu directed the officer in charge of FSARS, DSP Uba Adam to fish out the hoodlums within the shortest possible period of time.
According to the State Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in compliance with the CP’s directive, the FSARS operatives swung into action and at about 5:30pm of the same day located the hideout of the suspects. The hideout which was located in the Imeko area of the state through technical intelligence, in a thick forest, was stormed by the operatives where the two suspects were arrested.
Recovered from them are one pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges and two cutlasses.
On interrogation, they confessed to have killed the victim because he was struggling with them while they were taking him away and the body was buried in a shallow grave inside the forest. They also confessed to have stolen eight cows of the victim.
The Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has commended the FSARS operatives for their gallantry and good display of intelligent investigation.
The suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.