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Police Bust Kidnapper’s Den, Nab 60-year-old Woman



The Operatives of Lagos State Police command on Sunday said they have uncovered a kidnapper’s den and arrested a 60 -old woman Aminat Karimu Ajibola with two of her sons, Akeem Bashiru,32, Ojo  Solomon in connection with the hideout located at No.15, Irepodun street, Egan, Igando, Lagos.

LEADERSHIP gathered that, on September 7, 2018, an undercover operatives of the Lagos State Police command busted a kidnappers’ den where a deadly bunch of kidnappers who thrives by using the social media to lure out their victims and put them in captivity until a ransom is paid.

It was learnt that complaints were lodged by one Ms. Bridget Obazee, who approached the Divisional Police Officer in charge Igando Police station, CSP Taiwo Kasumu.

She complained that her brother, one Osahon Obazee, has been missing for days and that the kidnappers were threatening to kill him unless they pay a one million, five hundred thousand Naira ( N1, 500,000.00) ransom.

She added that they warned her not to involve the police else her brother will be killed.

On this note it was learnt that the DPO quickly contacted the state’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who reinforced his team with men drafted from the Intelligence Unit of the Command and together, they left in search of the victim.

Same day, at about 1100hrs through discreet investigation, the following suspects Aminat Kareem Ajibola, a Chief Priestess and custodian of an Ifa shrine, her two sons, Akeem Bashiru and Ojo Solomon were arrested.

It was also gathered that two victims found in the apartment namely Fadugbagbe Akindele, male, of No.7 Peace Crescent Salolo, Meiran, Lagos and one Ekwegbalu Augustine who was lured all the way from Anambra state with the promise of a job placement in an Oil company were rescued after they had been held for weeks by the kidnappers pending payment of ransom by their families.

The victims identified had been reunited with their relations.

During interrogation, the youngest member of the family of kidnappers, Ojo Solomon confessed that he was able to lure out the victims with the promise of getting them an employment and to some, a gay relationship, while his mother empowers him and his brother spiritually.