Missing Scavenger Found, As Police Investigate Mysterious Disappearance

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Chiemelie Ezeobi

The scavenger, Zaradin Sani, who was allegedly kidnapped at no. 31, Kayode Adebanji Street, off Unity Road, Ashamu Estate in Oke-Afa, last weekend, has been found after operatives of the Lagos State Police Command tracked him from Ibadan to Kano.

This is just as the command has begun detailed investigation into the mysterious disappearance, with a view to unravelling what really transpired.

THISDAY had earlier reported that the scavenger had, in the company of a colleague, gone into the said building to cart away a used fridge only to disappear, but had somehow managed to contact his colleague, who hitherto had been worried.

The victim was said to have told his colleague that he was being held inside a particular compound with a cross sign in front.

When news of his alleged disappearance filtered in, some scavengers numbering over 50, stormed the said house to protest.

Going berserk, the protesters damaged some property at V-Sleem gym, the ceiling of the main building, where the victim was allegedly abducted from, as well as the transformer stationed in front of the house.

Other scavengers, armed with cutlasses and knives, stormed the compound, threatening to pull it down and they were soon joined by other youths led by the Seriki Hausa in Ejigbo.

However, a company of soldiers and policemen, who later searched the entire premises did not find the victim, who allegedly told them he was being held in ceiling and could see them.

They were said to have climbed the ceiling in search of the victim but could not find him. At a point, his phone line allegedly suddenly became unavailable.

Despite interventions by security operatives, the youths started destroying television sets, glass doors, windows and other valuables in the compound.