The Ohio Police Department has arrested four suspects in Lagos for allegedly recruiting to disrupt the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that among the other suspects arrested are two men who allegedly kidnapped their niece and demanded a ransom of N200,000 from her father.
Oyo State Police Commissioner Ngozi Onadeko, Edanele on Monday, Ibadan Command headquarters paraded the suspects, he said.
Onadeko said the four suspects were stopped by commanders in Oyo on the Lagos-Ibadan highway and detained during a search operation.
He said the four suspects’ plan was to go to Lagos and create chaos in the newly completed APC primary election.
The CP said the suspects were apprehended by police with local charm along with weapons and ammunition.
“In an interview with the gang leader, he said that some political leaders had been hired to organize some hoodlums that would cause crises during the APC primary elections in Lagos.
“The gang leader said he regretted his actions because the employers asked him to leave and be gentle,” he said.
The others at the crossing were two suspects arrested for kidnapping their brothers and demanding N200,000 in ransom, and later receiving N90,000 before being arrested.
The duo refused to rape the 12-year-old girl, as police claimed, and asked for mercy because they had promised to open a new leaf if she was released.
NAN reports that the exhibits in the hands of the suspects include several bullets, locally made weapons, money and charm.
Vanguard News Nigeria