AIG Zone 2 Parades 23 Criminal Suspects, Self Kidnapper, Several Weapons

LAGOS – The Assistant Inspector General of Police incharge of Zone-2 command, AIG Olatoye Durosinmi have narrated how his men from Zonal Anti-Piracy Unit, Zonal Anti-Crime and Zonal Dragon Squad arrested 23 suspected crime merchants for various criminal offences.

The offences bordered on Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Breaking & Stealing, Armed Robbery and Adulteration of Pharmaceutical drugs with the recovery of exhibits in great numbers, including locally made double barrel and single barrel pistols, 10 rounds of live cartridges, five cars of different makes, two of which were unregistered, including Mazda, Nissan Primera and Toyota.

Parading the suspects before media men on Thursday, the Zonal Public Relations Officer, SP Umma T. Ayuba, who representated the AIG, said the suspects were arrested through a technology driven investigation by Zonal Anti-Piracy Unit, SP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi and team in which is another efforts of the zone under AIG Durosinmi to mitigate crime which has so far yielded tremendous results.

According to SP Ayuba “a case of Kidnapping was reported to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command Headquarters by one Jona Jumai ‘f’ that sometimes in the month of May, 2024 her sister one Ruth Livinus ‘f’ who works as a domestic staff in Ajah Area of Lagos went missing and few days later the family members were contacted via a strange telephone number that Ruth Livinus ‘f’ has been kidnapped and in custody of the kidnappers who demanded Five Million Naira (N5,000,000:00k) Ransom be paid into a designated account. Suspects were trailed and arrested in their hideout in Ikorodu Area of Lagos by Operatives of the Zonal Anti-Piracy Unit led by SP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi

“Investigation revealed that it was the purported kidnap-victim Ruth Livinus ‘f’, her boyfriend Isaac Gabriel ‘m’ and one Jeremiah Boniface ‘m’ (her cousin) pre-arranged the kidnap to extort monies from her employer and family members. Similarly, one Dennis Ebeze ‘m’ who was a domestic staff (Chef) at the time was alleged of Breaking and Stealing of jewelries and other valuables worth over Forty Million Naira (N40,000,000:00k) in a petition received from Dr. Ademola Oyewusi ‘m’ sometimes in August 2023. The suspect was arrested somewhere in Makurdi, Benue State”.

“He confessed to have sold the stolen items to one Mutairu Yakubu ‘m’ for a sum of Seven Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N7,400,000:00k) before he absconded to his hometown in Cross-River State”.

“On the 1st June, 2024 Operatives of the Zonal Dragon Squad arrested one Samson Sesan ‘m’ an ex- convict who is the principal suspect and kingpin of a robbery gang involved in several robbery incidents around Abeokuta area at Ilaro, Ogun State. While conducting search at his apartment, One (1) Locally Made Double Barrel Pistol, One (1) Locally Made Single Barrel Pistol and Ten (10) Live Cartridges were recovered. Upon interrogation, other suspects were arrested and more exhibits recovered.

Furthermore, a petition filed by one Walter Anyaoha ‘m’, the Managing Director of Wihyaland Pharmaceutical Limited in which he alleged that his trainee one Chisom Ndukwu ‘m’ who has been living with him suddenly left the house to an unknown place, and when he checked his shop he realized that Four (4) Cartons of JVI drug valued Nine Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N9,600,000:00k) were also missing in the shop.

“Investigation into the allegation by CSP Omotayo Adegbite O/C Zonal Anti-Crime Unit led to the arrest of the suspect in company of his accomplice one Mark Chukwuemeka Ambush ‘m’ who is into production of Adulterated Cough Syrups. Upon search conducted in the houses and premises of the suspects, Bags containing packs with inscription of DSP CODIENE COUGH SYRUPS and empty Bottles & Covers of cough syrups were recovered.

“Suspects admitted to the crime with one Kosi ‘m’ who is currently at large.
Investigation is ongoing, while efforts are being intensified to arrest fleeing suspects.

Meanwhile updates will be provided to members of the public and suspects will be prosecuted accordingly upon completion of investigations.

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