The Ondo State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it had arrested a suspected armed robber and kidnapper, who escaped from Gombe State after an operation.
According to the police, the suspect belongs to a notorious gang, which specialises in robbery and kidnapping in the northern part of the country.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, who disclosed this in Akure, said the command would ensure that Ondo State remained too hot for kidnappers and others criminals.
Salami, who did not disclose the identity of the suspect, stated that he was arrested in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
He said, “On interrogation, the suspect said he and his gang sometime this month robbed a Hummer bus with number plate Gombe NFD 591 XA, kidnapped its driver and motor boy in Gombe State.
“The suspect further said in a bid to run away from Gombe State after the operation, they repainted the bus, fixed it with a forged number plate, Kogi XA 451 AN, and headed for the south-western part of the country, thinking that nobody would trace him and the loot.”
The police boss stated that the arrest of the suspect was made possible by intelligence gathering and useful information supplied by residents of the state.
Salami also said he had ordered his men to comb every part of the state, including the forests, to ensure that the abductors of two persons in Ikun-Oba Akoko on Saturday were apprehended and brought to justice.