The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni has narrated how the men of his command arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin, popularly called King Solomon.
The suspect, whose real name is Chukwudi Solomon, was alleged to have been responsible for the abduction of several residents of Festac Town in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos and environs.
He typically uses his apartment on 46 Canal View Road as a den, where abducted victims were kept.
According to Owoseni, Solomon was traced by undercover policemen from Festac Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Olukole Oladeinde, on Tuesday night.
On noticing police presence, he attempted to stab the DPO, but was overpowered. Three suspected members of his gang, who also attempted to prevent his arrest, were apprehended by policemen, who had cordoned off the building, while two already abducted victims were rescued.
“Police undercover agents have been working on information about this suspect.
“One of the victims rescued was traced to his house, which served as haven for criminal activities and den where kidnapped victims around Festac Town are kept,” Owoseni added.
During interrogation, the suspect disclosed that some of his members, who had gone on a kidnap operation, were yet to return with a targeted personality.
One of his victims, as revealed by him, included the female Customs Officer attached to Tin Can Command SDV, who was abducted in the presence of her two daughters at an eatery on 22 Road, Festac Town, last December. Other victims include a pastor of a Pentecostal Church in Festac, identified simply as Pastor Nwachukwu, and two traders at Trade Fair.