Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Police arrest kidnap suspects with rockets, dynamites in Lagos
The suspects and their weapons of operation were paraded before reporters by the Lagos State police boss, Mr. Yakubu Alkali, yesterday .
The special operation was triggered by information provided by some residents about the operation of the kidnap syndicate.
Upon receipt of the information, Alkali confidentially engaged the Commander of Mobile Police Squadron 2, Mr. Patrick Ejedawe who mobilized his men and went for the kidnappers inside the bush at Ipaja, Lagos where they arrested the kidnappers and freed their captives. One of the victims, Mr. Godwin Eneh, a 66-year- old surgeon, who narrated his ordeal to reporters, noted that his hands and legs were tied for several days while his captors demanded several millions of naira as ransom for his freedom. “I am a surgeon and an industrialist. These men at Ajao Estate kidnapped me at gunpoint last week Thursday. They came to me well armed and pointed their gun at me. They started beating me up with their guns. At first, they said they were from the EFCC, (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission). Later they said my partner paid them N50 million to kill me and therefore demanded N150 million from me as ransom. But to God be the glory, yesterday, between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m., policemen came to rescue us. Our being rescued was a miracle because the policemen were very few and they still were able to perform,” he said.
Another victim, a manufacturer of foams and plastic products told reporters that he was kidnapped at Ajangbadi, a suburb of Lagos also at gunpoint.
Alkali noted that his men were able to burst the crime based on information provided by patriotic Nigerians."
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