Lagos Police Foils Kidnap Attempt on Family


Chiemelie Ezeobi

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command at the weekend foiled a kidnap attempt made on one Oluseun Oguyemi, his wife and three children by some suspected kidnappers at the Ayobo area of the state.

The kidnappers numbering about nine were said to have stormed Ogunuemi street at Ijon community, in Ayobo, in a speed boat and attempted to kidnap the family.

However, their plans were foiled by the police, who had got wind of the attack and set up machinery in motion to not just thwart it, but to also arrest the suspects.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who visited the community on Monday, said the police engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel and rescued the wife and children after the husband escaped.

Noting that the command will henceforth deploy the marine police to the area, he said, “The police got information about the kidnap and they swung into action.

“The kidnappers came in a boat but as they were escaping with their victims the police engaged them in a gun duel for close to four hours and the kidnappers were subdued by the superior shooting power of the police.

“They however abandoned their victims and escaped. The family is safe and we are on the trail of the kidnappers to know their motives.
“We also appreciate the efforts of the community members who assisted in the rescue operation.”