The Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, announced the arrest of four (4) members of the notorious kidnapping gang who abducted five (5) students and three (3) staffs of the Turkish School, Isheri, Ogun State on January 13th, 2017.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, the suspects Bekewei Agbojule (aka Prince Yellow), Phillip Joel Kakadu (aka General Kakadu), Romeo Council (aka Raw) and Totki Okoda were arrest by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Tactical Intelligence Unit (TIU).
“The IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT, working in synergy with the Tactical Intelligence Unit, TIU, of the Nigeria Police Force in a joint operation supervised by AIG Kayode Aderanti, AIG Zone 2, Lagos successfully smashed the notorious kidnap gang and arrested four vicious kidnappers who are active members of the gang.” Awunah said
“In the course of investigation into the dastardly crime, three suspects namely: Philip Joel Kakadu, aka “General Kakadu” a militant leader; Romeo Council, aka “Raw” and Totki Okoda who lives in the fishermen’s community behind the school and provided information about the victims to his gang, were trailed and arrested at different locations in Delta, Ogun and Lagos states respectively, for the roles they played in the commission of the crime.
“Further investigation and sustained pursuit of the matter by the Intelligence Response Team, led to the arrest of Bekewei Agbojule aka “Prince Yellow”, a principal suspect and one of the key members of the gang on the 25th January, 2017, at about 7.00am.
“The suspect, who is an Ijaw from Arogbo town in Ondo State was arrested after he came out of the creeks to enjoy his loot. N1.2 million, part of his share of the ransom was recovered from him.
“The four suspects confessed to the crime, volunteered useful statements to the investigators and are cooperating with the Police. Concerted efforts are being made to arrest the remaining suspects who are at large. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.”