arrested the driver of a hotel operator on Victoria Island, William
Olowoloju, for allegedly kidnapping his boss’ younger brother and the
Segun Teluwo and one Akindamola – reportedly kidnapped the victims,
Dumebi Azuka and Rebecca Omokoro, on Elegba Festival Drive, Oniru
Private Estate, Victoria Island, at about 11.30pm on Saturday, October
estate in a Ford Jeep when the abductors reportedly waylaid them at
gunpoint and tied them up.
victims to their hideout in Agodo Alara village, Ogijo, Ogun State, and
demanded N20m ransom from the hotelier, Edwin Azuka.
the case was reported to the police, operatives of the Special
Anti-Robbery Squad trailed the suspects to the den.
State, Edgal Imohimi, who paraded the suspects on Tuesday, said the
victims were rescued unhurt.
number plate, LND 995 ES, one locally-made gun, a battle knife and four
Automated Teller Machine cards, among others, were recovered from them.
members, armed robbers, and drug peddlers arrested in the Ikorodu,
Oshodi and Lagos Island areas of the state.
people of Lagos to be vigilant to make the state safe and secure.
Whenever you see something, say something,” Imohimi added.
Olowoloju, who hails from Ekiti State, said he had approached his boss
to give him a N100,000 loan sometime in September, but the boss turned
down his request.
wanted to use the money for his in-law’s burial, explained that he felt
disappointed and met with a friend, Akindamola, who advised him to
the money if I kidnap my boss’ younger brother, Dumebi. I agreed with
him, but I did not know how to go about it. He said he knew somebody who
could make it work. He discussed with Segun and Ayo and they said there
was no problem.
I was not around when they (the gang members) demanded N20m. I went to
buy drinks for the victims.”
Akindamola was released, saying he was a “soft target” the police
trailed to arrest the gang members, adding that he was still at large.
State, said the gang members spent a night with Williams on the estate
to perfect their plan.
promised to give us money. We stopped the man’s car and pointed a gun at
him. We drove him and the woman to Ogijo. We did not plan to kidnap the
have money. He said he just invested his money in a business. In the
night of the following day, we looked for a motorcycle and took them to a
place where they could find their way back home.”
operation, said, “I found the gun in an Ogun shrine on a construction
site in Ikorodu. This is the first time I would participate in