From Bode Durojaiye, Oyo.
Men of the Vigilance Group of Nigeria (VGN) have arrested three Fulani men who kidnapped a young man at Igbeti in Olorunsogo Local Government area of Oyo State.
The suspects were said to have kidnapped a colleague of one Mallam Bio Oseni and demanded N2 million as ransom before he could be released.
Oseni was said to have immediately contacted men of the VGN in the area over the matter.
The VGN men swiftly swung into action which led to the arrest of the kidnap gang leader, Abubakar Alli, at Kara market in the town.
Other members of the gang were apprehended at Bonni area in Kwara State.
However, there was a mild drama at the office of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Igbeti, as a mysterious bird flew out of the stomach of one of the suspects.
Apparently sensing sinister motive, policemen and VGN members in the DPO’s office hurriedly locked the door and closed all the windows to prevent the bird from escape until it was killed.
In a related development, members of a three-man robbery gang of Fulani extraction were arrested by VGN at Baabo area, Komu in Itesiwaju Local Government area of Oyo State.
They were arrested with a Bajaj motorcycle stolen from
one Ajagbo Ibel, a farm labourer.
The offence was committed at Ogboro town in Oorelope Local Government area.
The robbery suspects, Sabi Demo, Amuda Zubair and Buba chopped off the
left arm of the motorcycle owner with a sharp cutlass during the robbery operation.
All the suspects are in police custody for further interrogation.
Addressing newsmen at the state executive council of VGN,
its State Commander, Sunday Olajide, further disclosed how his men recently arrested a rustler with one hundred stolen cows at Abogaga Village in Iseyin Local Government.
He said the matter has been handed over to the police for prosecution.
The VGN State Commander commended the State Police Commissioner for his sense of commitment, co-operation and dedication to duty.
While urging the Divisional Police Officers and other officers in the police force to emulate the good virtues of their boss, Olajide called for synergy among all security agencies if the fight against crime is to be accomplished.