An entire family has been arrested by the police for their involvement in kidnapping in Ogun state. The Ogun state police command arrested one Mr. Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and his children, Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara, Eze Okpara, Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara were arrested for their involvement in kidnapping. The suspect were arrested following an order from the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, who instructed the Area Commander and all the DPOs in Sagamu to arrest everyone who is involved in kidnapping in the area.
According to police report, the suspects were all arrested in Ajaka area of Sagamu. The suspects have so far kidnap eight persons at different times. Apart from the family members who were arrested, the police also arrested one Christian Ishaha who accommodate the family at his home. During police investigation, it was discovered that Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara are the armed members of the arrested suspects, while Samson, Bright and Eze Okpara were the ones spying on their targeted victims.
As investigation went on, it was also discovered that the gang members later recruited One Emmanuel Joseph into their gang. According to the confessional statement of the gang members, Emmanuel became a member of their gang after he confronted Eze Okpara to tell him the source of money they count on a daily basis. The family members told him that they were into kidnapping, so Emmanuel decided to join them.
According to police report, the gang members revealed that on June 4, 2019, they Kidnapped one Okechukwu Onwubiko. On June 16, 2020, the gang Kidnapped Omotayo Sobowale. On July 20, 2020, they Kidnapped Lamidi Akeem. It was further revealed that On the 3rd of November 2020, the suspects also Kidnapped one Mrs. Areoye Olufunke. On 11th of November 2020, they Kidnapped Mrs. Adijat Adeleye. As if that was not enough, the suspects abducted Ashaye Olayinka Tobi was kidnapped by the same gang on the 12th of November.
After hearing about the arrest of their father and their three siblings, the remaining members of the kidnapping gang, Godwin, Godspower and Mathew Okpara ran back to Delta State where they got involved in another kidnap and they were also arrested by the Delta State police command. The robbery gang turned their farmland located in a forest near Ayepe-ijebu into a Kidnappers den where they took their victims after kidnapping them.
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