The police yesterday said it had scuttled plan to kidnap a Nigerian oil magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola.
The police in a statement signed by Force public relations officer, Don Awunah, a deputy commissioner of police revealed that the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) accomplished the task when it arrested a three man notorious kidnap gang.
The police explained that the arrest was achieved through coordinated intelligence gathering and deployment of technical investigative tools that spanned several weeks.
“The principal suspect, one Ikechukwu Daniel, a 28 year old indigene of Imo State, who is the mastermind of the gang, was rusticated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria due to his cult related activities on campus in 2009/2010. He also doubles as the IT guru of the kidnap gang with mastery of Computer applications.
“He made damning revelations of their criminal exploits in the South West of the Country. Another member of the gang, 29 year old Adeyemi Kayode, a serving officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps and a native of Ojoo in Ibadan, Oyo State serves as a Personal Assistant to the Commandant, NSCDC Oyo State Command.
“The suspect took undue advantage of his office to obtain the GSM number and location of their would be victim. He hatched the plan on how to kidnap the business magnate to make a demand of one billion naira ransom