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Police arrests nine kidnappers, rescues three victims in Lagos

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

No fewer than nine suspected kidnappers have been arrested and three victims were rescued by the Nigerian Police during a face-off in Maroko, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The suspected kidnappers were found with 10 mobile phones and two Point Of Sales (POS) machines by the team deployed to abductors den from Maroko Divisional Police station and Police Mobile Force (PMF) 20, Ikeja, Lagos.

Confirming the arrest, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this on Friday through a statement made available to newsmen.

Adejobi noted that the law enforcement agency has intensified efforts towards improving standard of security across the country.

According to him, on the 17th of March 2024, at about 10:30 PM, the Commander PMF 20, Ikeja, Lagos led a joint team of mobile men and officers from Maroko Division to a suspected den of kidnappers where they arrested 9 kidnappers, rescued 3 kidnapped victims, recovered 10 mobile phones and 2 POS machines.

“In a similar occurrence in the same Lagos State, on the 16th of March 2024, Police operatives of the Badagry Divisional Headquarters, Lagos State arrested one Abass Taiwo Hassan ‘m’ suspected of being the leader of a cult gang involved in the shooting of one Adeniyi Adebanjo ‘m’ on the 26th of February 2024 and upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to the crime and admitted to being the leader of a 6-man cult gang.

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