Burst Syndicate of Staged Kidnapping
Lagos State Police comman has arrested one Fatai Ismai m, 23, aka small, a notorious armed robber who has been terrorising residents of Langbasa Area, Ajah Lagos State. Fatia was arrested by the police, with the help of some community members, when he went to attack a supermarket at Folarin Bus Stop, Ajah Area on 29th November, 2020.
The suspect, who confirmed to be a cultist, was arrested by the police command in 2017 for a similar offence and charged to court. He was arrested with one locally made pistol, with some cartridges, which he claimed was procured from a man (name withheld) who is presently at large.
In the same vein, the command has arrested nine (9) arsonists that set ablaze Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat on 20th October, 2020 during the recent violent Endsars protest in Lagos State. The suspects included Abdulganiyu Habeeb, m, 30, Adetunji Senyi, m, 27, Ahmed Animashahun, m, 28, Alowonle Lawal,m, 28, Taiwo Nuah, m, 19, and four others.
In addition, the operatives attached to the State CID of the command have arrested the duo of Precious Chukwu, f, 22 and Ujunwa Offiah, f, 18, for conspiring with one Ifesinachi Blessed, m, 26, of Coker area Lagos State, to stage a kidnapping case.
The duo are girlfriends to the mastermind, Ifesinachi, who is a UBER driver but presently at large.
The fleeing suspect, Ifesinachi, has kept Ujunwa at a place and placed calls across to her family that she had been kidnapped. He pretended as a kidnapper and demanded for ransom of 30 million naira. They eventually negotiated, with the help of his other girlfriend, Precious Chukwu, and agreed to pay him #700,000 (seven hundred thousand naira only) before he “released” Ujunwa.
The police swung into action and later discovered that it was a staged kidnapping, and there were immediately arrested. The commissioner of Police Lagos State has ordered that the feeling suspect be arrested.
In a similarly development, the command has continued its fight against cultism in the state as its operatives arrested two (2) suspected cultists at Igbologun Division on 6th December, 2020.
The suspects are Sheriff Haruna, m, 22, of Snake Island of Lagos State, a member of Eiye Confraternity and Dare Gabriel, m, 26, of same address, a member of Aiye Confraternity. The two of them were engaged in supremacy fight before they were arrested by the police. Sheriff was arrested with a locally made pistol.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who personally interrogated and paraded the suspects at the command Headquarters today 7th December, 2020, has ordered for thorough investigation into the cases; and that the fleeing members of the gangs be arrested for further police actions.