Seven Persons Kidnapped In Epe

Seven Persons Kidnapped In EpeBarely two days after the release of the Secretary of Isheri Estate (GRA) Landlord Association, Dayo Adekoya, seven persons have again been kidnapped in Epe Area of Lagos state.

A source hinted Channels Television that the victims, five workers of a farm and two members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), who were recently employed as security personnel, were abducted in the early hours of Tuesday,
while on the way to the farm.

The source also explained that the victims were whisked away by heavily armed men.

Igbodu community which has played host to medium and large scale farming in the last few years, has witnessed several kidnap cases, in which the abductors demand a ransom before releasing any of the victims.

Six Dead, 11 Rescued In Lagos Lagoon Boat Accident

boat mishapSix people have died following a boat accident in Lagos on Saturday morning.

It was gathered that the incident occurred after the boat which was conveying 17 people from Badore in the Ajah area of Lagos to Ijedeh in Ikorodu, Lagos State capsized.

The Spokesman of the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in the Southwest region, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told Channels Television through a telephone call that, 13 of the occupants of the boat were rescued while one reportedly died in a hospital in Ajah.

The remaining 12 are said to be receiving treatment in the hospital.

As at the time of the phone call, Mr Farinloye explained how the incident happened.

“We received a distress call at about 10:25am about a boat mishap with 17 passengers on board, immediately we mobilized the Marine Police, National Island Waterways and Lagos State Waterways Agency to search and rescue the victims.”

He explained that the cause of the accident was a pile up of sand along their route which the boat did not see and ran into it.

He added that two more people are yet to be found although there are conflicting reports from the different rescue agencies but he added that “some people are dead while 11 people have been rescued”.

Police Arrest 3 Suspected Kidnappers, Rescue Victim In Lagos

Kidnap Suspect - PoliceA 52-year old woman abducted by a six-man gang of suspected kidnappers, has been rescued and three of her abductors arrested by the Lagos State Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The woman was kidnapped along Eleko-Epe expressway on her way to Ajah market in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

The three suspects arrested in the rescue operation, were paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Kayode Aderanti.

“After much negotiations, they agreed to collect three million Naira,” Mr Aderanti said.

He further revealed that his men were able to capture the suspects, when one of them came to collect the ransom from the victim’s son.

A member of the gang confessed that their leader, Niyi Omosola, fell to the superior fire power of the Police, while the other two members are yet to be arrested.

Kidnapped Victim
Kidnapped Victim

He also revealed that they were caught at a fourth attempt of kidnapping for ransom.

However, the Lagos State CP warned criminally minded persons that the state would not contain them any longer.

Five Robbers Killed In Lagos

The Lagos state police command said five of the gunmen who stormed the 04 hotel in Ajah area of Lagos last Sunday have been confirmed dead.

The robbers were reportedly killed in the early hours of yesterday in a shoot-out with the special anti-robbery squad Ikeja, Lagos.

Several gunmen had stormed the hotel in a purported reprisal for the arrest of a colleague by the Special Anti-Roberry Squad operatives at the same hotel.

Seven persons including the owner of the hotel, Olarenwaju Subair, were killed in the attack.

Two pump action rifles, one Honda space bus, cartons of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets were recovered from the suspects.



Police arrests 7 kidnap suspects in Lagos, recover cache of arms

A seven member gang alleged to have been terrorizing the Ajah, Festac and Satellite Town of Lagos State have been arrested by the policemen of the Area E Command.

The suspects, including a woman, were paraded by the state police commissioner, Umaru Manko.
One of the suspects giving an account of their operation said they go out together when they see any rich man parked; they go to block him and carry him away.

Mr Manko mentioned the items recovered as One AK 49 Rifle, 5 magazines, 1 Toyota pickup van, 1 Toyota Matrix, 1 Boxer motorcycle and 1 steer motorcycle.

Also arrested was a military officer, Samuel Johnson, who has been  impersonating for four years. Items recovered from him where military uniforms, belts and three police walkie talkie were found in his home.

On parade also were two young men from Benin Republic and Ghana who were found with 4 pop actions, 2 AK 47 Rifle, 2 single barrel guns and hundreds of live ammunitions.