Thirty-five (35) suspects involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and other heinous crimes across the country have been arrested by the police.
A statement by the Nigeria police indicates that the arrests were made by the operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Some of the notable suspects include a criminally minded pastor, Adetokumbo Adenopo, a 52-year-old man and founder and general overseer of New Life Ministry, Lukosi, in Shagamu Area of Ogun state.
The police also arrested three other members of the pastor’s gang.
The pastor confessed that he embarked on the crime for the expansion of his church and charity works.
One of his victims, an employee of a logistic company was kidnapped while on official duty to deliver goods.
The victim was kept in an underground cabin inside the pastor’s church building in Ogijo town, Ogun state by his abductors who demanded the payment of twenty million naira ransom as the condition for his release.
He was subsequently rescued unhurt by the police.