After many years of being on the run, a wanted kidnap kingpin, Sunday Omojuba who had terrorised Ondo residents, especially those in the southern senatorial district, is now cooling his heels in police net.
The State Police Command arrested the notorious kidnaper involved in series of armed robbery and kidnapping cases in the state at his residence in Ilutitun, Okitipupa Local Government Area.
Addressing journalists at the Police Headquarters in Akure, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Olugbenga Adeyanju said the arrest of members of his group in 2016 led to the ultimate arrest of Omojuba.
Adeyanju who gave the name of the members as; Godwin Ufoma , Philip Ezekiel, Ayodeji Muyijimi and Adebimpe Muyijimi, added that they have since been charged to court and remanded at the prison.
“He(Sunday Omojuba) popularly called SMO was Involved in a case of kidnapping during which one Olanike Agbaye was abducted and her family forced to pay a ransom of five Hundred thousand Naira for her release in March 2016.
“In the same vein, his group also unleashed mayhem on one Oluwatimilehin Olatunji on the 17th of April 2016 and made his family to pay a Hundred thousand Naira before he was released.
“Likewise ,on the 26th May,2016 his group kidnapped one Fanegun Seun at Mama Nigeria Street,Ayeka,Okitipupa. The family was forced to pay two hundred thousand naira as ransom before she was released,” the Commissioner of Police said.
According to the CP, six armed robbery suspects were also arrested along the Owo/Akure express way.
He revealed that items like One Berretta Pistol, One Cutlass, One Knife ,Army Uniform, different charms and a hummer jeep were recovered from them.