Crime

Police Seal Kidnappers’ Den In Lagos, Landlord On The Run

The Lagos State Police Command has sealed a house in Isheri Oshun area of Lagos State, where kidnappers allegedly keep their victims until a ransom was paid.

The house, 18, Odeniyi Ishola Street, Off Bola Road, Isheri Oshun, was sealed after Police raided the place and rescued a kidnap victim, Alhaji Fashola Hammed.

According to reports, the landlord fled and after one of the victims was rescued, some of the suspected kidnappers were arrested by the police.

Those arrested include the occupant of the two-bedroom flat, his wife and younger brother.

Vanguard gathered that the couple, who lived in the house with their three children, keep victims in the toilet with their hands and legs chained. The victims’ mouths were also gagged and opened only when they are to be fed.

The suspects confessed to committing the crime and said their role was to keep the victims and take care of them until ransom was paid.

One of the suspects confessed that the gang kept two oil dealers, Chief Idowu Coker and Alhaji Fashola Hammed, in the house.

He said Coker paid N20 million, regained his freedom and promised to pay the balance of N10 million before they were arrested.

Hammed was still in chains in the toilet, while the kidnappers awaited payment of the N50 million ransom they demanded, which was yet to be paid before police arrested them.

Other members of the gang are currently at large.

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