The arrest was said to have been achieved through coordinated intelligence gathering and deployment of technical investigative tools that spanned several weeks.
The Principal suspect, Ikechukwu Daniel, a 28-year-old indigene of Imo State, who is the mastermind of the gang, was rusticated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria due to his cult related activities on campus in 2009/2010. He also doubles as the IT guru of the kidnap gang with mastery of Computer applications.
Another member of the gang, 29-year-old Adeyemi Kayode, a serving officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps and a native of Ojoo in Ibadan, Oyo State serves as a Personal Assistant to the Commandant, NSCDC Oyo State Command.
Kayode was stated to have taken undue advantage of his office to obtain the mobile phone number and location of Otedola.
He hatched the plan on how to kidnap the business magnate to make a demand a ransome of one billion naira.