Lagos state Rapid Response Squad (RSS) arrest three kidnappers over the weekend, while they were fleeing with N3 million naira allegedly collected as ransom.
The kidnappers, Adekunle Funsho (31), Charles Ezeilo (32) and Obioha Nnaji were apprehended in Abule Egba Lagos after kidnapping a lady and collecting N3 million ransom in Ibadan.
The kidnappers after collecting the ransom fled towards Lagos. The police in Ibadan after discovering that the kidnappers were heading to Lagos with the victim’s Toyota Highlander had called Lagos for assistance.
RRS officials on receiving the radio signal tracked the vehicle to Fela’s Shrine in Ikeja, from where the alleged suspects further moved the vehicle to a compound somewhere Abule Egba, Lagos.
It was there that, the officers arrested a suspect before recovering the Toyota Highlander, 2005 model with the registration number LND 954 EE.
The first suspect assisted the police in the arrest two additional suspects, who were later apprehended in Fela’s Shrine in Ikeja while another suspect simply identified as Theophilus is on the run.
One of the suspects, Adekunle Funsho, a fashion designer in Ibadan, Oyo State, where it was believed the kidnapping took place said: “Theophilus handed over the car to me in Ibadan and told me to look for a buyer for the car.
I brought the car to Lagos because I know that I would get a buyer quickly for the car. The instruction from him was that I sell the Highlander at N800, 000:00”.
“I got a buyer In Ondo State. He has bought a car from me before, a fairly clean Toyota Corolla. He bought it N550, 000:00. I took the car to him on Lagos Ibadan Expressway, where he paid me before moving the car away.
“Charles is my friend of over 5 years. We met at Redeemed Church, Ogba, where I was a chorister. I gave him the car to help me warehouse it for me to get a buyer. He took the car from me at Fela Shrine to his house in Abule Egba”.
The suspects have been transferred to the Anti – Kidnapping Team, Oyo State Police Command, Ibadan.
Meanwhile, a notorious robber and kidnapper identified as Tochukwu Ugwunsi aka ‘Cobra No Dey Sleep’ has been arrested by the Abia state police command.
Ugwunsi, who has been on the police wanted list was arrested following the joint efforts of the police, vigilante men and the community.