Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, Lagos
Island have rescued an Ogun State based businessman, Alhaji Rilwan
Olaleye Alesh, a.k.a AK Alesh from kidnappers’ den and arrested four
The businessman was rescued after about an hour of gun-battle inside
the Abule Kanji forest in Eko-Efonalaye area of Ogun State, Southwest
Nigeria with the suspects. The feat, according to the police, was made
possible by the new Commissioner of Police, FSARS, CP Fimihan Adeoye
following the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed
Police identified the arrested suspects as Saidu Amedu, Abeeb
Mohammed, Mohammed Moni and Abubakar Usman, all from Kebbi and Sokoto
States. A police source alleged that nemesis caught up with the suspects
when the family of the victim sent a distress call to the Inspector
General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Mohammed that their bread winner called
them to say he had been kidnapped and that the kidnappers insisted that
he must pay them N5 million before he would be release.
Following the report, according to the source, the IGP directed
Adeoye to do all he could to rescue the kidnapped victim unhurt. Adeoye
directed his team, led by SP Ibrahim Yusuf to storm the Ogun State
forest to rescue the victim and arrest the suspects.
Yusuf and his team swung into action and stormed the Kanji forest, to
rescue the victim, but on sighting the operatives, the suspects opened
fire on them, with the police engaging them in a gun-battle lasting for
about one hour during which the police overpowered them with superior
fire power, rescued the victim and also arrested the suspects.
The leader of the gang and others managed to escaped with bullet
wounds. Items recovered from the suspects, according to the source,
include six pump action guns and ammunition.
During investigation, all the suspects allegedly confessed to the
crime and stated that they had been kidnapping people in Ogun State
since 2017, adding that their roles were to guard the captured victims
from escaping. A Police source said all the suspects would be charged
to court after conclusion of Investigations.