Police Arrest Notorious Ibadan Kidnap Kingpin, Usman Hassan in Ogun State

Dreaded Ibadan kidnap kingpin, Usman Hassan, who recently escaped from Oyo State after killing one of his victims, has been caught by the law in Ogun State.

He and his associates were earlier arrested in Oyo State after kidnapping a farm owner at Solalu village, for who they collected ransom and ended up killing him.

He, however, managed to escape to Ogun State to hide and wanted to reaccept new kidnappers from the Fulani tribe into a new kidnap ring, which he formed in the State.

Detectives from the Ogun State Police Command stormed his hideout in the Imala area and apprehended him after they got information about his activity from those he had tried to recruit into his kidnapping ring.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed in a statement that Usman had told detectives he arranged with his biological brother, one Tahiru Usman and others to kidnap their victim in Akinyele, Ibadan, and later kill him after collecting ransom.

According to him, the gang members were afraid of been identified by the victim, upon his release.

The kingpin would be taken to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for onward transfer to Oyo State Command where he will be charged, arraigned, and prosecuted.

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