NTIC Kidnapping: Police Arrest Two More Suspects, Recover N3m

  •  AIG reads riot act, charges Lagos police to tackle kidnapping, cultism

Chiemelie Ezeobi

Following the recent rescue of the students and staff of Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC) in Ogun State, the police tuesday arrested two more suspects and recovered N3million.

The arrest by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has brought the total number of persons nabbed in connection with the kidnap to 10.

The suspects were identified as 24-year-old Egbasimokumo Ayeomi, a native of Arogbo Town, and 21-year-old Super Alex of Opugba Town, both from Eseodo council area of Ondo State.

Led by the IRT Officer-in-Charge, Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, the suspects were picked up at the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

It was gathered that they were arrested after they had stepped out of the creeks to move to Ondo State with their share of the loot-N3million.

Already, the duo were said to have confessed to the kidnapping of the Turkish school girls and many other kidnappings within Lagos and Ogun States.

A police source who spoke on account of anonymity, said the arrest was based on intelligence gathering with a clear-cut technology, coupled with the unrelenting efforts of the IRT.

According to the source, the suspects were already giving confirmable information to the police, which will hopefully lead to the arrest of more suspects.

It was also gathered that serious efforts are on to arrest remaining members of the gang.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2 Command, comprising Lagos and Ogun States, Kayode Aderanti, yesterday read the riot act to officers and men in the Lagos State Police Command.

Aderanti did this during his visit to the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, where he addressed the area commanders, divisional police officers, unit heads as well as the rank and file.

While reading the riot act to the policemen, Aderanti warned the men under his command to shun corruption and fight the worrisome security threats springing up in Lagos.

On the worrisome trend of kidnapping, he said: “Kidnapping is another worrisome security threat that must be brought to the barest minimum in the state.

“Already, the commissioners of police in Lagos and Ogun States are working together with the Inspector General of Police anti-kidnapping unit.

“Also, there has been an increase in cultism in Lagos and I charge policemen to take up the responsibility and ensure their effrontery is reduced do the barest minimum.”

Aderanti also warned errant policemen who often engage in illegal duty and perpetuate different acts of criminalities.