Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command
has arrested three suspected members of a
kidnap gang in connection with series of
abductions in Epe area of the state.

Recall that a female Police Sergeant attached to
Ketu Division, identified simply as Bola, was
abducted last month at Omu-Ijebu, a border town
between Lagos and Ogun states, while a lawyer
and owner of a farmland in Ogbodu community in
Epe were also kidnapped.

The suspects— Tola Samuel, 26; Fekun Aboy, 23,
and Mimo Blessing, 20— were arrested on
Sunday by a combined team of Anti-Kidnapping
team and Mobile Policemen of the Lagos
Command, while escaping with their share of the
ransom.

Recovered from them, according to Lagos State
Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, were four
automatic rifles, one locally-made gun, N400,000
cash, three speed boats, several cutlasses and
mobile phones allegedly collected from victims.
The main suspect, Aboy, who gave the identity of
his gang leader as Tallest, said he joined the
kidnap gang three months ago.
He said: “My first operation was the one involving
a female police officer.
“We came out from the creeks in two speed
boats and laid ambush at the Molajoye Bridge.
Just then, we saw a vehicle carrying five
passengers.

“We came out when it got to the bridge, pounced
on the passengers and took them into our boats.
They were three women and two men.
“We headed to our camp and kept them for five
days. It was while we were at the camp that we
discovered that one of them was a policewoman.”
He said it was after they collected N200,000 from
the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ketu and
an additional N300,000 from the police woman’s
family that they released her.


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