Lagos Police Track Abductors of Iba Monarch

  • Tanker driver crushes 12-year-old fish seller

Chiemelie Ezeobi

Five days after the traditional ruler of Iba Community, Oba of Iba land, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, was kidnapped from his palace and his wife shot, the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said they are already tracking down the suspects.

Oseni was kidnapped from his palace by some armed men suspected to be either vandals or militants, and they made away with him on their speed boats.

THISDAY gathered that already the police have been able to narrow down the location of the suspects and would pick them up once they get their actual location.

Confirming the incident, the state Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said rescue operation is in progress.

She said, “Rescue is in progress. We are tracking down the suspects. I can’t divulge operational strategy and you can’t expect us to reveal that to you. This is because of the safety of the monarch is paramount to us.”

In another development, a tanker driver at Boundary Market, at the Ajegunle area of the state crushed a 12- year- old girl, a fish seller, yesterday evening.

The deceased, who selling her wares, was unaware that that the tanker was approaching, was run over from behind and was crushed to death.

According to a police source at Ajegunle police station, the vehicle was said to have had brake failure and all efforts by the driver to control it proved abortive.

It took the efforts of the police to apprehend the driver and conductor and they have since been detained at the police station.

The deceased was also moved to a general hospital mortuary , while police have impounded the vehicle which was parked in front of Ajegunle police station.