Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a notorious kidnapping kingpin, Idris Amedu, popularly known as Dogo.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, October 10, stated that the suspect had been on the Command’s wanted lists for a long time.
The 25-year-old herder is alleged to have led several bloody kidnappings in the Niger Delta region, including operations in which policemen were killed.
The suspect who was previously declared wanted by the police was finally apprehended in Ahor Community near Benin City on September 20, 2023.
The arrest was made based on reliable intelligence received by detectives at the Egba Police Station in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of the state.
Items recovered from the suspect include eight different ATM cards of local and foreign banks, a foreign driving license, a UK residence permit, foreign cards bearing Mr. Afam Ogbu (with photograph), and Mrs. Ogbu Mary Theresa, passport photographs of a white lady and that of three young black men.
Also recovered are a company’s staff I.D. card with a photograph and name of Oguejiofor John Uchenna and an ATM card belonging to one Favour Obayuwana, international passports of foreigners, a pair of female wedding rings and necklaces.
Dogo denied involvement in the kidnappings, claiming he found a bag by the roadside and was on his way to a nearby police station to turn it over when he was arrested.
SP Nwabuzor added that “Investigation has commenced, and the suspect will soon be charged to court.”