Lagos state police command has again smash another gang of kidnappers, this time, a mother and her two sons that specializes in the abuse of internet anonymity to lure their victims, put them in captivity and demand ransom.
This Criminal transaction is said to be in the understanding of both mother and her two sons thriving in such criminal transaction at igando with location @ 15 Irepodun Street, a Lagos suburb before luck ran against them.
The 60 years old suspected woman kidnapper identified as Aminat Karimu Ajibola and her two sons, Akeem Bashiru 32years and Ojo Solomon, 26 years is said to be a deadly bunch of family that engage in kidnapping their victims, using the social media to lure them
In a statement made available to urban express news online through the Lagos state police public Relation officer Csp Chike Oti said; the trio met their Waterloo when one Ms Bridget Obazee Approached the Divisional police officer in charge of igando Division, Csp Taiwo Kasumu at about 0400hrs to lodge a complaint about her Missing bother with name Osahon Obazee, nursing fear after the kidnapper had threatened to kill her brother, (Osahon Obazee) unless she pays the sum of One million, five hundred Thousand Naira (1,500,000,00)Ransom. “Saying I was warned not to involve the police, else my brother would be killed”
Oti said this was how the Divisional Police officer swiftly contacted the commissioner of police, imohimi Edgal who in reaction, reinforced team of the intelligent unit of the command and eventually left in search of the victims.
“Same day, at about 1100hrs, through discreet investigation, the suspects Aminat Kareem Ajibola, a Chief priestess and custodian of its ifa shrine, and her two sons Solomon Ojo and Akeem Bashiru was arrested”
Victims rescued during the operation were found in an apartment, include Fadugbagbe Akinade, with residence @peace crescent along Salolo, Meiran and one Ekwegbalu Augustine who accordingly, was lured from Anambra state with a promise of job placement in an oil company.
He said they had been held for two weeks by their assailants pending payments of ransom by victim’s families.
“All those rescued had been identified and reunited with their relations, he added!
Oti said during interrogation, the youngest member of a family of the kidnapper had confessed that he was able to lure out victims with the promise of getting them an employment, and to some, a gay relationship.
While his mother empowers him and his brother spiritually, says she uses charms to intimidate and instil fear in victims
“The Lagos state commissioner of police, Mr. imohimi Edgal hopes that with the feat and several others in the past, criminals ought to have seen how futile it is to carry out their trade in any party of the state no matter how far-flung the area may be”.
“We, therefore, warn that criminal elements in the state should either repent or be busted as Lagos is no hibernation for a group of criminals”
“It is on this basis, we are thanking the good people of Lagos state for their cooperation by way of giving the police credible and timely information as we request that the good relationship continues”