Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have foiled an attempt to kidnap a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Moses Ododo by a gang of kidnappers.
In a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday the police command, said two members of the kidnap gang were arrested on July 24, in the process of collecting N3 million ransom from Ododo.
The statement signed by the spokesman of the command, ASP William Aya said that Ododo reported to the police that some people had been threatening him on his phone to give them N3 million or risk being kidnaped.
The kidnappers had arrived at the agreed time of about 5:30 pm and spot at Omadeni village in Dekina Local Government and were about picking up the N3million ransom when a detachment from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested them,
“Operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad promptly swung into action by accompany the complainant to the agreed point where money will be dropped, “ the statement said.
The statement said that two members of the kidnap gang, Omeje Shehu and Mohammed Jibril were arrested while others fled into the bush.
According to Aya, one locally made single barrel pistol, one live cartridge and thirteen cowries were recovered from the gang.
“Effort is on to track down the fleeing suspects, “ he said.