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More Suspects Arrested Over Ejigbo Chairman Kidnap Saga

July 6, 2013

A trader and an illegal money transfer agent believed to have links with the gang of kidnappers who abducted the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Chairman, Kehinde Bamigbetan, as well as Federal High Court Judge, have been arrested by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos.
Crime Guard gathered that the trader, Adesuyi Oluwaseyi, received and disposed all valuable items stolen from kidnap victims, while the money transfer agent, Emeka Nwajiobi, helped the gang in laundering their kidnap proceeds abroad.
Seven members of the gang were reportedly killed, penultimate Monday, when they engaged SARS operatives in a gun duel at their hideout in Idomila community,Agbara Ogun State, with two others arrested alive, while four AK 47 rifles, 28 AK 47 magazines fully loaded, over 1,000 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition, army uniforms and two vehicles— a Honda CRV SUV with number plate ABC 106 AE and a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with number plate AGL 730 AZ were recovered from them.
Police sources intimated Crime Guard that Oluaseyi and Nwajiobi were arrested following information received from the two arrested suspects.     According to a source; “The suspects informed us that their leader, Jonah Benjamin Osinachi, popularly known as China, who is now deceased, engaged the suspects to disposed the stolen items from their victims and launder their kidnap proceeds in Ghana where they live.
The sources further said that, Oluwaseyi, received vehicles, laptop, cell phones and jewelries, belonging to kidnap victims. In the case of the Ejigbo Council boss, Bamigbetan, where the sum of $ 100,000, was paid as ransom, China, who was  the gang’s leader, got $ 50,000 as his own share of the ransom and transferred $40,000 to Ghana through the illegal money transfer firm, Nwajiobi operated in Trade Fair Complex, Lagos”, the source stated.

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