Two suspects have been held by the police after a failed attempt to escape with an abducted woman and her daughter at Elemoro area of Ajah in Lagos.
Identified as Igwe Sunday, 28, and Chukwuemeka Bright, 21, the suspected kidnappers struck at about 9:43pm, at Elemoro, where they abducted one Mrs Mildred Mbajiorgu and her daughter.
According to the police, a locally made pistol was recovered from the suspects.
Lagos police spokesman, SP Chike Oti, said that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Elemoro, SP Mohammed Shehu Limawa, had received a distress call from a lady who told him that she heard the voice of a woman crying for help in a dark blue Gulf 3 car.
He said: “She also gave the registration number of the car as KRD 845 EC.
“The DPO quickly alerted one of the Anti crime patrol teams along the route taken by the kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour.
“The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were in waiting for them. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat the injury inflicted on her forehead by the dare devils using the butt of a locally made pistol.”
The victim’s husband, however, gave a different account of how the kidnappers were caught.
Read his account here:http://www.newsmakersng.com/2018/01/11/man-rescues-woman-daughter-from-kidnappers-in-lagos/