Police Busts Kidnap Gang in Lagos!


The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested members of a 3-man gang that specializes in kidnapping pupils who are either going or returning from school.
The three men, Olalekan Faniran Benjamin, 30; Gbenga Sholaja, 31; and Samson Shomorin, 29 disclosed that they were apprehended because one of their victims was able to trace the house where he was kept and came with his parents and policemen. .
The Deputy PRO of the command, Damasus Ozoani, disclosed that on July 9, 2013, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Igando Police Station received information about a gang of suspected kidnappers living at 12, Olowojeunjeje Street, Egan in Igando area of Lagos State.
“Based on this information, DPO Igando swiftly mobilized his operatives who stormed the above address and arrested one Benjamin Faniran Olalekan and transferred the case to Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation.
During the interrogation at SARS office, the suspect confessed and mentioned some of his gang members as Gbenga Sholaja and Samson Shomorin, who are based in Alagbado, Lagos and Owode Ijako, Ogun State, respectively. SARS operatives, led by SP Abba Kyarri, swung into action and arrested the two suspects on September 29, 2013 from various places of hideout.
They all confessed to have kidnapped three children; one from Omole phase 1, one from Kola Alagbado area and the last one in Owode Ijako, in Ogun State.
Various amount of ransom were collected from the parents, ranging from N160,000, to N100,000 and N20,000.
During interrogation, it was revealed that Olalekan Fanisan Benjamin is a jailbird who was imprisoned for similar case of kidnapping last year,” Ozoani stated.

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