News!: One killed, one arrested for kidnapping policeman [Read More]

One killed, one arrested for kidnapping policeman .
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Festus Abama, an alleged kidnapper, has been killed and Austine Inuesokan Ebimiyenwei has been arrested after a raid of kidnappers’ hideout at Agbowa, Ikorodu, Lagos.
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Abama was killed during a face-off with the Police, while two of his gang members escaped with bullet wounds.
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A statement on Sunday, signed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chike Oti, noted that “the Command had earlier on November 13 and 16 received two separate reports from one Suleiman Eniola Ajumobi and one Veronica Ewuru about the kidnapping of their daughter and husband respectively”.
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The statement continued: “While Suleiman Eniola Ajumobi reported that his 7-year-old daughter was kidnapped from his house in his presence, Veronica Ewuru stated that her husband, one DSP Patrick Ewuru, a police officer attached to Force Headquarters annex, Obalende, was kidnapped from their house in the night when the victim came out to check on the power generating set that suddenly stopped working.
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The kidnappers demanded for ransom of N25m from Mr Suleiman and N10m from the family of DSP Patrick Ewuru. At this point, the CP directed operatives handling the matter to play along with the kidnappers in the interest of the victims who were still in captivity.
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As soon as the release of the two victims was secured, the kidnappers’ hideout at Agbowa, was busted and the aforementioned kidnapper was killed in the ensuing gun battle, while Austine Inuesokan Ebimiyenwei surrendered.”

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