The alleged kidnappers (Photo: PM Express)
The Police in Lagos have arrested two kidnappers and rescued a 2-year old baby reportedly abducted from the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church (MFM) Regional Headquarters in Agege in March, 2019.
PM Express revealed that the baby, Miss Esther Ojo was rescued in an operation led by the Igando Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu.
The police also arrested the alleged kidnappers, Nwaigbo Magnus and Sixtus Osunwoke Egwim, who were waiting to collect ransom at the location they asked the baby’s parents to bring the money.
It was gathered that the police have been on their trail since they established contact with the baby’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oladipo Ojo to demand ransom.
The suspects were said to have given the parents six different locations to ensure that they did not set a trap for them but they were eventually apprehended around 12:30pm on Monday. They then led the police team to their hideout where the baby was rescued unhurt and handed over to her parents.
The baby’s father, who could not hold back tears, said his daughter’s safe rescue had restored his faith in the police.
Confirming the incident, Police Spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, said that the operation to arrest the culprits lasted for over four hours.
He said, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, has commended the DPO of Igando Division and his team for reining in on the gang. This operation to arrest the suspects today lasted for over four hours.
“The police acted on credible intelligence and led plain cloth surveillance men on the trail of the suspected kidnappers.The kidnappers already demanded ransom of undisclosed amount from the parents of the baby and the church. They continued to change the venue for the collection of ransom within the Igando axis for over four hours until they were rounded up by the police.
“This is in furtherance of the commitment of the Lagos State Police Command to ensure a crime free Lagos that will be safe for all” Bala said.
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