3 suspected kidnappers who were fleeing after collecting N3m ransom were arrested over the weekend by operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.
The kidnappers, identified as; Adekunle Funsho (31), Charles Ezeilo (32) and Obioha Nnaji, were apprehended in Abule Egba, Lagos, after kidnapping a lady and collecting N3m ransom.
The kidnappers had, after collecting the said ransom in Ibadan, Oyo State, fled to Lagos. The police in Ibadan, upon discovering that the kidnappers were heading to Lagos with the victim’s Toyota Highlander, radioed Lagos for assistance and they were arrested.
RRS officials on receiving the radio signal tracked the vehicle to Fela Shrine in Ikeja, from where the alleged suspects further moved the vehicle to a compound somewhere Abule Egba, Lagos.
One of the suspects was therefore nabbed at the venue, leading to the recovery of the Toyota Highlander 2005 model with the registration number LND 954 EE.
The first suspect assisted the police in the arrest of another suspect who was later apprehended in Fela’s Shrine in Ikeja while another suspect simply identified as Theophilus is on the run.
One of the suspects, Adekunle Funsho, a fashion designer based in Felele, Ibadan, the alleged location of the kidnapping, said;
“Theophilus handed over the car to me in Ibadan and told me to look for a buyer for the car…. I brought the car to Lagos because I know that I would get a buyer quickly for the car. The instruction from him was that I sell the Highlander at N800, 000:00.
He stated further,
“I got a buyer In Ondo State. He has bought a car from me before, a fairly clean Toyota Corolla. He bought it N550,000:00. I took the car to him on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, where he paid me before moving the car away….
Charles is my friend of over 5 years. We met at Redeemed Church, Ogba, where I was a chorister. I gave him the car to help me warehouse it for me to get a buyer. He took the car from me at Fela Shrine to his house in Abule Egba.” He concluded.
The case has been taken up by Anti-kidnapping team, Oyo State Police Command, for further investigations.