Police foil kidnap attempt in Lagos

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The Police, Saturday, in Lagos said it foiled a kidnap attempt of an Indian national in the Ikorodu area of the state, adding that a suspect was arrested in connection with the crime.

Speaking on the incident, the Lagos State Police command’s spokesperson, DSP Patricia Amadin, said a staff member of De-Star Metal Company, Odonla in Ikorodu, with others still at large were in involved in the nefarious activity.

According to her, the Divisional Police Officer at Sagamu Road Station in Ikorodu got a tip-off of the kidnap and swung into action.

“A man simply identified as Timothy, 35, an old employee of the company, had planned with three other men to kidnap an Indian national working in the company in order to demand a ransom from the company.

“Immediately the report was received, the DPO swung into action and began investigations to get the details.

“On August 6, police detectives from the station visited the company and Timothy was arrested.’’

She said the suspect had made some useful statements to the police on the kidnap bid, adding that a man-hunt had been launched for the fleeing members of the gang.

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