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A 29-year-old fake kidnap victim , Segun Mafimidowo, on Thursday, confessed that he connived with his friends to fake his alleged kidnap in order to get money from his parents.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that he connived with some of his friends who disguised as unknown gunmen in Sagamu area of the state and demanded a sum of N8 million ransom from their friend’s parents .
Mafimidowo said this during the parade of 42 suspected criminals at the Ogun State Police command, headquarters, Eleweran ,Abeokuta.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this during a parade of suspect.
Oyeyemi said Mafimidowo, also sent pictures of where he was tied on both hands to his parents.
“The purported abductors later sent an account number of one Ogbu Abraham in which he directed the parents to pay the ransom to, but the anti-kidnapping section of the command embarked on technical based investigation which led to where Segun Mafimidowo and his so-called abductors, who are all his friends were hibernating”.
While speaking during the parade, Mafimidowo said “. I wanted to get some money from my parents that was why I faked my abduction.
“I sought help from my friends who agreed to help me act as abductors . I regret my action.”
Meanwhile , the police command has paraded 42 suspected criminals who had been terrorising the state for various crimes, such as cult clashes, rape, murder, kidnapping among others.
Oyeyemi during the parade said the suspects were arrested at different locations such as Abeokuta, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode axis of the state for cultism, murder, kidnapping and rapping.
He disclosed that his men arrested 42 suspects between April and June with various exhibits such as three locally made single barrel guns; one locally made double barrel gun; five live cartridges; four classes; 2 scissors and an axe.
Oyeyemi said the arrests of the suspects were part of the command’s efforts at suppressing the menace of cultism and other vices across the state, particularly cult clashes in some parts of the state.
He said the susects, Rasaq Amunikoko; Ajao Abdulsemiu and Jamiu Ajakaye we’re arrested on May 23 during a cult clash at Ijaiye area of Abeokuta that led to death of one Ayo Awodele aka Lambo.
According to him, the suspects confessed to being members of Aiye cult group and that they were responsible for killing Ayo Awodele.
Amunikoko and Abdulsemiu said they were forcefully initiated four years ago without their consent.
They said, “We belong to the Aiye cult group but we have never killed anyone. We did not kill the victim.
“We didn’t willingly join the group but we were deceived and forcefully initiated.”
Oyeyemi also disclosed that the operatives also arrested three members of a deadly cult group terrorising Sagamu, Ayepe Ijebu and Odogbolu area of the state.
He said the suspects, Salami Abiola a.k.a Scolfied; Sherif Ayodele aka Emir and Oshokoya Rafiu aka Osama were said to be responsible for various cult killing in Shagamu and it’s rnvirons.
The Police boss said further that the operative arrested a murder suspect suspect, Anthony Daniel on June 28 at Obafe town.
According to him, Anthony Daniel of Obafe town via Owode-Egba called one Wasiu Ayodele who is a bushmeat seller to come and buy bushmeat at Abatan/Alagbagba village.
“While he was going to the place, he invited his friend Hammed Penshe to accompany him.
“Surprisingly, on getting to a spot along the road to Alagbagba, on his Bajaj motorcycle, Daniel Anothony who called him, shot him on his neck and ran away thinking that he died.
“Upon the report, the homicide section went after the suspect and got him arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he deliberately wanted to kill the victim because he believed he was responsible for the death of his own friend who died some years back. The victim is responding to treatment in a hospital.”
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