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Police crack kidnapping ring, rescue victims, arrest three suspects in Lagos

The Zone 2 Police Command, Lagos, has successfully apprehended a kidnapping ring and rescued two victims in a swift operation.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that on March 26, 2024, at about 6: AM a resident of Millionaire Estate, Oniru, Lagos, reported the kidnap of her 10-year-old son, maid (names withheld for security reasons) and driver, Mr. Samuel Kwasi at the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

She further revealed that the kidnappers demanded One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N150, 000,000:00k) ransom.

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

The team pinpointed the kidnappers’ hideout in the Ayetoro area of Ijanikin, Badagry expressway, Lagos.

On March 28, 2024, at approximately 3:40 PM, officers raided the hideout at Cozzy Hotel, Ijanikin where one of the suspects Nnachukwu Monday was arrested and the victims rescued unharmed.

In a coordinated operation, Mr. Samuel Kwasi, the driver and Freeman Ekpebo were apprehended at Sun Era Hotel, Ijanikin, where they were allegedly waiting to receive the ransom. Investigation revealed Mr Kwasi to be the principal suspect and mastermind of the kidnap.

Mr Kwasi 64 has confessed to demobilizing the car’s tracking device before the operation. Meanwhile, the Car’s Tracking Device and a Knife were recovered from the Hotel room at Sun Era Hotel, Ijanikin where the suspects were lodged.

While commending the Police Officers for their swift response, AIG Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Olatoye Durosinmi appreciates the community for their cooperation and vigilance. He also urges parents and guardians to be cautious and conduct thorough background checks when employing domestic staff.

The Zone 2 Police Command remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all residents of Lagos and Ogun States.

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