La­gos po­lice foil kid­nap at­tempt on fam­ily of 5

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

The La­gos State Po­lice Com­mand weekend foiled a kid­nap at­tempt on a fam­ily of five.

It was learnt that the gun­men, about nine in num­ber, stormed the Ijon com­mu­nity in Ay­obo Ipaja home of one Oluseun Oguyemi, and at­tempted to kid­nap the man, his wife and three chil­dren.

The hood­lums were said to have ar­rived the area in a speed boat and at­tempted to kid­nap the fam­ily.

How­ever, their plans were foiled by the po­lice, who, get­ting wind of the at­tack, set out to thwart it and ar­rest the sus­pects.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who vis­ited the com­mu­nity yes­ter­day, said the po­lice en­gaged the kid­nap­pers in a gun duel and res­cued the wife and chil­dren after the hus­band es­caped.

“The kid­nap­pers came in a boat but as they were es­cap­ing with their vic­tims the po­lice en­gaged them in a gun duel for close to four hours and the kid­nap­pers were sub­dued by the po­lice,” Owoseni said.

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