A man together with his children have been nabbed in Ogun State.
This family was nabbed by men from the Ogun State Police Command and they were nabbed after their alleged involvement in a kidnapping incident.
The man is known as Oweniwe Okpara and per what we gathered he is from Delta State. His children are three and their names are Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara.
They were arrested after the Ogun state commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun gave an order to the Area Commander and all the DPOs bring to book anyone who is behind the several kidnapping cases in the area.
This latest development was confirmed by the Ogun State Police Command Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi who said;
In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that three other members of the family constituting the criminal gang namely; Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara are the armed squads of the syndicate, while Samson, Bright and Eze Okpara were the ones spying on their targeted victims.
One Emmanuel Joseph, a native of Ebele in Edo State was later recruited into the fold, having confronted their sister, Eze Okpara to tell him the source of money they count every day. They subsequently opened up to him that they were into the kidnapping business, and he also joined them.ADVERTISEMENT
Some victims of the suspected kidnappers are Okechukwu Onwubiko, who was kidnapped on June 4, 2019; Omotayo Sobowale, kidnapped on June 16, 2020, and Lamidi Akeem, abducted by the same gang on July 20, 2020.
On the 3rd of November 2020, the gang kidnapped one Mrs. Areoye Olufunke, and barely a week after, on the 11th of November 2020, they abducted one Mrs. Adijat Adeleye and Ashaye Olayinka Tobi was also kidnapped on the 12th of November by this dreaded gang.
Having heard about the arrest of their father and their three siblings, Godwin, Godspower and Mathew Okpara ran to Delta State with their operational car and their arms, where they were subsequently apprehended by the Delta State police command after carrying out another kidnapping there.
Their camp locating in a forest near Ayepe-ijebu where their father used to farm before converting it to a camp was located by policemen led by the DPO of Sagamu and subsequently destroyed.