Tuesday 11 August 2015
Police Foil Kidnap of Indian Expatriate in Lagos - Nigeria, Arrest Suspect
The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police said it foiled an attempt to kidnap an Indian national in Ikorodu, Lagos and a suspect had been arrested in connection with the crime.
The Lagos state Police command spokesperson, DSP Patricia Amadin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a staff member of De-Star Metal Company, Odonla in Ikorodu, with others still at large were in involved in the nefarious activity.
She said the Divisional Police Officer at Sagamu Road Station in Ikorodu got a tip-off of the kidnap and swung into action.
“A man simply identified as Timothy, 35, an old employee of the company, had planned with three other men to kidnap an Indian national working in the company in order to demand a ransom from the company.
“Immediately the report was received, the DPO swung into action and began investigations to get the details.
“On Aug. 6, police detectives from the station visited the company and Timothy was arrested.’’
Amadin said the suspect had made some useful statements to the police on the kidnap bid.
The spokesperson said a man-hunt had been launched for the fleeing members of the gang.