Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Lagos

Kwara Police Command

The Lagos State Police Command confirmed the arrest of three suspected kidnappers in Ijanikin area of the state.

Zonal Public Relations Officer, Umma Ayuba, in a statement yesterday, identified the suspects as Samuel Kwasi (64), Monday Unachukwu (24), and Freeman Ekpebo (23).

According to her, the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, raided the kidnappers’ hideout at the Ijanikin area, arrested the syndicate, and rescued two victims.

She said that the suspects had kidnapped two persons and demanded N150 million. “At 6pm on March 26, a resident of Millionaire Estate, Oniru, Lagos, reported the kidnap of her 10-year-old son, maid, (names withheld), and driver, Mr Samuel Kwasi, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos. She further revealed that the kidnappers demanded N150 million ransom.

“Acting on this intelligence, a team of detectives led by CSP Tijjani Taofiq (Officer-in-Charge of the Zonal Monitoring Unit), acted swiftly utilising advanced tracking techniques and intelligence gathering.

“The team pinpointed the kidnappers’ hideout in the Ayetoro area of Ijanikin, Badagry Road. And on March 28, at 3.40pm, the officers raided the hideout at Cozzy Hotel, Ijanikin, where one of the suspects, Unachukwu, was arrested and the victims rescued unharmed.