A person has been arrested by the police command in Ogun State for kidnapping a navy officer and stealing his uniform, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) playing cards and different belongings.
According to the police, the suspect and his colleagues reportedly kidnapped a W/O 2 navy officer round 11: 30 pm on Friday and took him to their hideout in Alagbado, Lagos State, the place they stripped him of his uniform, and stole his identification card, cell phones and and three Automated Teller Machine (ATM) playing cards.
The suspect was arrested at Odo Pako Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government space of Ogun State.
The suspect, Waliu Oloyede, was arrested following a misery name acquired by the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai, that native vigilantes had been having issues with a military officer within the space.
After receiving the report, the DPO was stated to have led his workforce to the scene the place the suspect, who wearing full navy camouflage with the rank of W/02, was seen.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated the suspect, who paraded himself in navy uniform “could not give satisfactory account of himself and was apprehended and brought to the station.”
Oyeyemi acknowledged that the suspect, who was stated to have tried to grab a dane gun from a vigilante, was unable to offer account of how he obtained the navy uniform, or deal with of the unit the place he’s serving, therefore he was detained for impersonation.
“While in detention, police got information that the suspect and others at large abducted a W/O2 military officer at about 11: 30 pm of 16th July 2021 and took him to their hideout in Alagbado, Lagos State, where he was stripped of his uniform, they collected his identity card, his three ATM cards and phone before the victim escaped from them,” Oyeyemi informed DAILY POST on Monday.
Oyeyemi stated, “It was the victim’s uniform the suspect put on to commit another crime before he was arrested.”