A suspect has been apprehended by the Ogun State police command for kidnapping a military officer, stripping him of his uniform, and then using it to conduct a crime.
Odo Pako Ota, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, was the scene of the tragedy.
The guy is accused of attempting to smuggle a Dane pistol from a vigilante operative.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police spokesperson, said the suspect Waliu Oloyede was detained after the Divisional Police Officer, Sango Ota divisional headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai, got a distress call that vigilante individuals were fighting an army officer in the Odo Pako area of Ota.
“After receiving the complaint, the DPO led his team to the scene, where the suspect was captured and taken to the station, dressed in full military camouflage outfit with the rank of W02 but unable to provide a satisfactory account of himself.
“During questioning, the suspect was unable to provide an account of how he obtained the military uniform or the address of the unit where he is serving, as a result, he was held for impersonation.”
“While detained, police received information that the suspect and others at large abducted W/o2 military officer at around 11:30 p.m. on July 16, 2021 and took him to their hideout in Alagbado, Lagos State, where he was stripped of his uniform, collected his identity card, three ATM cards, and phone before the victim escaped,” the police statement read in part.
Before being apprehended, the suspect wore their victim’s uniform and committed another crime, according to Oyeyemi.
CP Edward Ajogun, the commissioner of police, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department’s anti-kidnapping section for further investigation.
The CP also authorized a huge manhunt for other conspirators in the hopes of apprehending them.