A teenage 19- year old suspect has told police operatives in Osun State that he set up camps close expressways and roads to help the kidnapping of people easy for his gang members.
The suspect who was identified as Ahmad Muhammad was apprehended on Ife/Ibadan Expressway at Wasinmi, a popular village in the state.
During his arrest at the police headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, he said he was one of the seven gang members who kidnapped travellers on the expressway, adding that he was apprehended during a shootout with policemen.
According to the suspect his gang members are all Fulani men and they are not new in the business, it is their only means of survival. He added that he doesn' t have a shelter, he lived along the road. He added that he live on the road to make their robbery and kidnapping operations easy. He explained that he lived along Ibadan, Kaduna, Abuja expressways to block roads and kidnap passengers for ransom.
The suspect said that the day he was arrested was the worst day for him because all his gang members ran and left him because he was not familiar to the Bush which he stationed.
The suspect was arrested with guns and other incriminating items which he used in robbing people.
They used special tactics according to the suspect to rob people, and they have kidnapped so many people in the past months.
The police commissioner who confirmed the arrest at the police headquarters told newsmen that he has received so many reports of this men terrorizing the area for a very long time and has always put merchinaery in place for them to be arrested.
The suspect will be properly investigated and chrato court once investigations are concluded, according to the state police boss
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