Four suspected kidnappers of five students and three staff members of the Nigeria Turkish International College, isheri, Ogun state have been arrested, the Nigeria police Force reported.
The suspects are: Bekewei Agbojule, aka Prince Yellow, 29; Philip Kakadu, aka General Kakadu; Romeo Council, aka Raw; and Totki Okoda, 34.
A statement issued by the Force spokesman, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah, said Okoda who resided in the creek behind the school, provided information for the gang.
He said N1.2m was recovered from them.
Awunah said in the course of investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested at different locations in Delta, Ogun and Lagos states respectively.
He said further investigation led to the arrest of Bekewei Agbojule, aka Prince Yellow, a principal suspect and one of the key members of the gang on January 25.
“His share of the ransom money, N1.2m, was recovered from him.
“The four suspects confessed to the crime, volunteered useful statements to the investigators and are co-operating with the Police,” he said.
He said concerted efforts were being made to arrest the remaining suspects who are still at large.
Awunah said all the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
He said the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, assured Nigerians of Police continuous efforts to prevent crime.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the victims who were abducted on January 13, 2017, have regained their freedom.
They were released by their abductors on January 24 at about 7.30 p.m.