Police Arrest Couple, Others Over Kidnapping & Killing Of Rolaks Hotel Boss
Police operatives from the Ogun State Command have arrested a couple, Larry Adebayo Adewumi and his wife, Okereke Olufunmilayo, with another man, Adebowale Sanni, over the abduction and killing of a popular hotelier, Otunba Abayomi Ajayi Smith, the Director of Rolaks Hotel, Ijebu Ode.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that Otunba Ajayi Smith was kidnapped on 28th September, 2020, at about 7:30 am, at Anifowose Estate, Igbeba, Ijebu Ode, by some gunmen.
According to the Ogun Police Command Image maker, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on receiving the information about the kidnap, men of Anti-Kidnapping Unit were then mobilized to commence investigation. But all efforts to get the victim out of captivity proved abortive, despite the fact that the victim’s family had reportedly paid a ransom of N15m to the abductors.
Since then, Police operatives had not relented in their efforts to fish out those behind the devilish act.
The team, having got the intelligence report, embarked on technical surveillance for the suspects, consequence upon which one of them was traced to Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State, where the 55-year old Adebowale Sanni was apprehended.
Larry himself was arrested three days after. He initially denied having anything to do with the kidnap of Otunba Abayomi Ajayi Smith, but when he was confronted by Adebowale Sanni, his accomplice, he knew immediately that the game was up.
It was gathered that his modus operandi was to scout for a rich victim, after which he will mobilize the gang working for him to go after such person.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who commended his men for painstakingly following the suspects until they were arrested, directed that other members of the gang should be hunted for and brought to book.
He also directed that the arrested suspects be charged to Court as soon as investigations are concluded.