The police at Ifako Police Station in Gbagada, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, have arrested a suspect in connection with an alleged kidnap of eight politicians. The victims, who were said to have been drugged before they were abducted, were said to be ward chairmen of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
sources said the victims were returning from Ibafo in Ogun State, where
they were billed to hold a meeting with the chairman of Bariga LCDA,
Mr. Akeem Omoyele Sulaimon.
But the chairman, it was gathered,
told them on telephone, that the meeting was no longer holding as he was
attending another crucial one with the party’s leaders.
kidnapped politicians were in a Nissan Quest van, marked LT 286 AAA.
They were found unconscious when their suspected kidnapper was arrested.
ran out on the suspected kidnapper when the vehicle knocked down a
commercial motorcyclist at Gbagada roundabout and sped off without
waiting to know what happened to the bike rider.
As he sped off, he was pursued by a commuter bus driver who later blocked the suspected kidnapper’s vehicle.
soon noticed that seven occupants of the vehicle were unconscious while
only one, later identified as Elder Emmanuel Otekaye was conscious.
police were informed and they promptly came and arrested the suspect
and took him and the victims to their station at Ifako-Gbagada, where
Otekaye told them they were coming from Ibafo after a botched meeting
and all of them were ACN ward chairmen in Bariga. He could not, however,
explain further what happened before they ended up in the van.
Efforts by our reporter to speak with the suspect in the police cell proved futile at press time.
called the Bariga LCDA chairman, Hon. Sulaiman on phone this morning,
he did not pick his call, while he did not reply to a text message sent
Culled from : PM News