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Police arrest one for kidnapping, murder of two in Lagos

By Jesutomi Akomolafe
05 April 2022   |   2:55 am
Operatives of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspect involved in the kidnap of three people and murder of two men in Oshin area of Ayobo-Ipaja in Lagos State on Tuesday.

Operatives of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspect involved in the kidnap of three people and murder of two men in Oshin area of Ayobo-Ipaja in Lagos State on Tuesday.

Spokesperson for the Command, Superintendent of Police (SP) Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in an interview with The Guardian.

 
According to Hundeyin, a link has been established between the suspects and the rest of the kidnappers.

The gunmen at about 6:00p.m. on Friday, broke into the residence of one Mr. Rashidi Salami and whisked his two daughters away.

Also on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Kehinde , who had just returned from church was kidnapped from his residence, while two of his neighbours, who tried to prevent the gunmen from escaping with the women, were shot dead.

Hundeyin explained that upon receipt of the complaint the Command swiftly mobilised operatives to the scene, where they cordoned off the area and commenced an intensive search, resulting in the arrest of one of the suspects.

“Some teams have been deployed to that area and they are combing the area and investigations have begun. One person has been arrested and a link has been established between the person and the other groups,” he said.

While expressing condolence with the families of the deceased for the unfortunate loss, he assured residents of maximum security as efforts are ongoing to secure the release of the victims and arrest the kidnappers.

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