Under 12 hours after it announced the good news of safe release by kidnappers of Lagos State Fire Service Director, Mr. Rasaki Musibau and six other victims, on Wednesday, the Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two suspects in connection with the crime.
The seven victims, it said, were released Tuesday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria at about 11.45 pm.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed on Wednesday that two of the suspects had been arrested.
The DEFENDER had earlier Wednesday reported Elkana saying that the freed victims had reunited with their respective families but assured that the command’s tactical teams were still engaged in the creeks battling the hoodlums.
“Following a sustained and well-coordinated operations by the Command’s Tactical teams led by the Officer in Charge of Anti Kidnapping Unit, SP Bulus R Musa, two members of the kidnapping gang that abducted the Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau and six others on 6/4/2019 at about 8.pm were arrested.
“The suspects namely, Blessing Bayo, 29 years and Smart Alfred, 32 years, all of Arogbo, Ondo State were arrested on 10/4/19 at about 0530 hrs, at Ibafun along Ikorodu- Ijebu Ode Express Way, a boundary community with Ogun State and they all confessed to the commission of the crime,” he said.
Elkana disclosed that two single barrel guns were recovered from them and that investigation was ongoing,
He said efforts were in place to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.