Lagos CP rescues abducted Corps member, arrests kidnapper

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The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has coordinated the rescue operation of one Onyiwara Chinwe Faith, a Corp member serving at ABC Farm, Ilamija Nla Village.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the rescue in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday revealed that the Corp member was rescued at about 2.20am today in a swamp forest around Ilamija Nla in Epe after a gun battle.

Elkana stated that the ring leader of the kidnapping gang, Moses Ofeye, 31 years old from Ondo State, of Ijaw origin, was arrested with gun wounds.

He said, “The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention due to the shock and trauma she experienced and long distance trek. But she is in stable condition. She has just been handed over to the Lagos State Coordinator of the NYSC and her family by the Commissioner of Police.”

The PPRO recalled that Onyiwara Chinwe Faith was abducted on 29 November, 2019 while on her way to attend CDS meeting at Ilamija, Epe.

“The abductors demanded for the ransom of N50 million from the Farm Manager to be dropped at Ijebu Ososa area but later reduced it to N400,000. But no ransom was paid.

“The Lagos State Coordinator of the NYSC and family of the rescued Corp member were filled with gratitude to the Commissioner of Police for rescuing their daughter alive”, he added.

Photo: Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

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