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Police create gridlock to catch kidnappers, rescue victim in Lagos




When the police division in Elemoro , Ajah , Lagos received a distress call about a suspected kidnap in the area , the divisional officer reportedly instructed his men to immediately create an “ artificial gridlock ” .

Our correspondent was told that an alert had reached the officer, Mohammed Limawa , a superintendent of police , about a woman screaming in the back of a dark blue Golf 3 car along the road in Elemoro on Wednesday .
According to the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command , Mr . Chike Oti , Limawa received the alert from a female caller who also gave the registration number of the car as KRD 845 EC .

He said , “ 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 20 km per hour .

“ The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were waiting for them at about 9 . 43 pm. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat an injury inflicted on her forehead with the butt of a locally made pistol . ”

The suspects , Igwe Sunday ( 28 ) and Chukwuemeka Bright ( 21 ) , have been handed over to the Special Anti -Robbery Squad for further investigation .
The victim was identified as Mrs. Mildred Mbajiorgu.

Oti ascribed the swift arrest of the suspects to the new security network put in place by the Commissioner of Police , Edgal Imohimi .

“The CP wishes to use this opportunity to warn criminals and would – be criminals that Lagos is too hot for them. They should learn from the fate of those who had tried his resolve to get rid of criminals in Lagos , ” he said .

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