Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer, 2 oth­ers ab­ducted in La­gos

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eugene Agha, La­gos

Gun­men have ab­ducted three per­sons, in­clud­ing an Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer from Ishawo com­mu­nity in Iko­rodu area of La­gos.

The im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer, iden­ti­fied as Peter Ofu­lue, is at­tached to Ikoyi Pass­port Of­fice. The same of­fi­cer, Daily Trust learnt, was kid­napped last week but was re­leased only to be ab­ducted again in his house on Sun­day morn­ing while pre­par­ing for church ser­vice.

A fam­ily source said, “When he was re­leased, we were very happy. We were in the vil­lage in Delta State do­ing thanks­giv­ing ser­vice when one of our brothers called that he had been ab­ducted again. He was clean­ing his car for church ser­vice to also cel­e­brate his re­lease when four gun­men stormed our house and took him. I am sur­prised that un­til now, his ab­duc­tors are yet to con­tact us. His phones are switched off. I am call­ing on the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr Fatai Owoseni, to do some­thing ur­gently to res­cue our brother.”

An­other source said, “The fam­ily of the Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer should look in­ward as there may be in­sider con­nec­tion. How come he was ab­ducted last week, re­leased and he is now ab­ducted again and in his house? If it is not in­sid­ers, the hood­lums are liv­ing in the same area. Also, he should be able to know if he of­fended any­one.”

A res­i­dent, Tunde Omol­eye said, “Kid­nap­pers are on the prowl in Ishawo and Iko­rodu. Ev­ery day, one per­son is kid­napped ei­ther for rit­ual pur­pose or for ran­som. Houses are be­ing aban­doned daily by land­lords for fear of be­ing ab­ducted. It is a shame that we are be­ing stolen like chicken daily.”

The La­gos State Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, Do­lapo Bad­mos, could not be reached as calls and texts to her phone were not an­swered.

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