The Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command, says its men have arrested two notorious kidnappers, Igwe Sunday, age 28 years and Chukwuemeka Bright, 21 years at about 9:43pm, at Elemoro, Ajah Lagos state, while escaping with their victim, one Mrs Mildred Mbajiorgu.
A statement by SP Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer
Lagos State Command, said that the tight security network emplaced by the State Commissioner of Police, CP. Edgal Imohimi, did the magic as the Divisional Police Officer, Elemoro tapped into it to get the suspects arrested.
According to the DPO, SP Mohammed Shehu Limawa, he received a distress call from a lady who told him that she heard the voice of a woman crying for help in a dark blue Gulf 3 car with registration number KRD 845 EC.
The statement said the DPO quickly alerted one of the Anti crime patrol teams along the route taken by the kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour.
The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were in the waiting for them. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat the injury inflicted on her forehead by the dare devils using the butt of a locally made pistol.
The suspects together with the locally made pistol recovered from them have been handed over to the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to use this opportunity to warn criminals and would be criminals that Lagos is too hot for them. He further stated that they should learn from the fate of those who had had tried his resolve to rid Lagos off criminals.”