By kingsley Omonobi & Chioma Ohanuba
Abuja—The Police at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday disclosed that four members of the notorious kidnapping gang who abducted five students and three members of staff of the Turkish School, Isheri have been arrested and the sum of N1.2 million being part of the ransom collected, recovered from one of them.
Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police, Don Awunah gave the names of the suspects as Bekewei Agbojule, aka “Prince Yellow”, Philip Joel Kakadu, aka “General Kakadu,” a militant leader, Romeo Council, aka “Raw” and Totki Okoda, (the informant) who resides in the creeks behind the school at the Ijaw fishermen settlement (He provided information for the gang about the school and the victims).
According to the Force PRO, “The IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT, working in synergy with the Tactical Intelligence Unit, TIU, of the Nigeria Police Force in a joint operation supervised by AIG Kayode Aderanti, AIG Zone 2, Lagos successfully smashed the notorious kidnap gang and arrested four vicious kidnappers who are active members of the gang.”
The kidnappers abducted five Turkish School Children and three members of staff of the School in Ogun State on 13th January, 2017.
“In the course of investigation into the dastardly crime, three suspects namely: Philip Joel Kakadu, aka “General Kakadu” a militant leader; Romeo Council, aka “Raw” and Totki Okoda who lives in the fishermen’s community behind the school and provided information about the victims to his gang, were trailed and arrested at different locations in Delta, Ogun and Lagos states respectively, for the roles they played in the commission of the crime.
“Further investigation and sustained pursuit of the matter by the Intelligence Response Team, led to the arrest of Bekewei Agbojule aka “Prince Yellow”, a principal suspect and one of the key members of the gang on the 25th January, 2017, at about 7.00am.
“The suspect, who is an Ijaw from Arogbo town in Ondo State was arrested after he came out of the creeks to enjoy his loot. N1.2 million, part of his share of the ransom was recovered from him.
“The four suspects confessed to the crime, volunteered useful statements to the investigators and are cooperating with the Police. Concerted efforts are being made to arrest the remaining suspects who are at large. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.”