12 December 2018

Police killed a suspected kidnapper, arrest two others in Lagos (photo)

The Police command has also killed a suspected kidnapper, simply identified as Sunday, during a gun battle with the anti-kidnapping operatives in the Ikorodu area of the state.
Imohimi, while addressing journalists on Tuesday, said the operatives had stormed a hideout based on credible intelligence that the kidnappers, who had sneaked into the state, were planning to abduct some notable persons in the Iba area of Ojo Local Government Area.
He said one of the kidnappers was killed during an exchange of gunfire with the police, adding that two others were arrested and would be charged to court soon.
Imohimi stated, “Acting on credible intelligence received on Sunday, December 9, 2018, that a gang of kidnappers had sneaked into the state and were planning to abduct some notable persons in the Iba area of Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, I directed the Commander, Anti-kidnapping Squad, to proactively ensure that they did not effectuate their plan.
“Consequently, the squad swung into action immediately, tapping into the intelligence resources of the command, and was able to locate them in their hideout at Imota, Ikorodu on Monday, December 10, 2018. However, when the hoodlums sighted the approaching operatives, they opened fire on them for which the police replied.
“During the exchange of fire, one Sunday was gunned down, while two others, Ebi Gabriel, 29, and Promise Ajele, 19, of Arogbo, Ese-Odo, Ondo State, were apprehended. One locally  made cut-to-size double-barrelled gun, one expended cartridge and three live cartridges were recovered from them.”
The CP, who said efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the gang, added that the suspects would be charged to court after completion of investigation.
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