Police avert kidnap attempt on Lagos businessman

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The Lagos State Police Command has averted an attempt to kidnap a Lagos businessman, Oseni Agbamu Omolewa by a member of kidnapping syndicate in the metropolis.

Detectives attached to Lion Building Police Division of the command arrested a suspected member of the syndicate, which specialized in threatening members of the public with text messages of kidnap, with the aim of extorting them.

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Luck, according to the Police, ran out on the suspect identified as Abiodun Joshua, after he demanded N37 million from one of his targets, Oseni Agbamu Omolewa, to prevent her from being kidnapped.

Explaining how the suspect was arrested, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of police (SP) said: “On October 1, 2016, around 11:20p.m., a woman identified as Oseni Agbamu Omolewa, who resides at Igbosere Road, Lagos Island reported at Lion Building Division that she had been receiving telephone calls from someone who claimed to be a kidnapper.

She said that the caller told her to deposit N37million into an account number to prevent them from kidnapping her and her children.“Immediately the division received the complaint, it began investigation into the matter, which resulted in the arrest of Abiodun Joshua, in far away Kano on October 10, 2016.

“During interrogation, the suspect, who is an indigene of Osun State, confessed to the crime. Investigation is ongoing for possible arrest of his accomplices,” she said.

Story first published on Guardian

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