By Chiemelie Ezeobi
Following the abduction of four landlords by suspected gunmen in military uniforms on Saturday at Isheri, an Ogun State Community, the Lagos State Police Command said it has activated a process aimed at rescuing them alive.
The Lagos Police Command had picked up the gauntlet after the Ogun Command had denied jurisdiction of the crime area.
Following their claims, the Lagos command said it would not argue over jurisdiction as it has taken the lead to ensure that the victims were rescued alive since lives are involved.
According to state Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos Stats Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, they have initiated a move aimed at ensuring that the victims were rescued alive.
She said, “Everyone know that the place falls right under the jurisdiction of the Ogun State command, but the Lagos State police command always want to take the lead and partner with other commands.
“We have activated the rescue process and by the grace of God, the victims would be rescued alive.”
Also, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 2 command, Abdulmajid Ali, said the police were not aware of N1billion ransom demand by the gunmen.
He said, “I am not aware of any demand for ransom but we have commenced investigation and we are going to rescue the landlords alive.
“The Commissioner of police Ogun State command was there today and both Lagos and Ogun command are briefing me about the development. We are all out at ensuring that the victims are rescued.”
The landlords were having their routine physical exercise near the Lekki Gardens Estate in the area, when the gunmen invaded the area.
The gunmen, numbering about eight were said to have covered their faces with masks and threatened to kill anyone who resisted them.
The residents have called on the Assistant Inspector General Of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command Comprising Lagos and Ogun States Commands to do something about boundary towns between the states as policemen always give excuse of jurisdiction.