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Notorious Kidnapper ”Pencil” Killed In Lagos

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One of the most wanted notorious kidnap ring Leader in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos state, Mufutau Timileyin Sulaimon aka Pencil, has been shot dead during an operation in the state yesterday Sunday, June 24th.

One of the most wanted notorious kidnap ring Leader in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos state, Mufutau Timileyin Sulaimon aka Pencil, has been shot dead during an operation in the state yesterday Sunday, June 24th.

Africa News24 (AN24) recalls Pencil was declared wanted by the Lagos state command in March after he led his deadly gang to kidnap and murder two Bureau de change operators at Ikorodu on March 14th.

Confirming his demise, the state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, said Pencil and his gang were responsible for the mysterious disappearance of people in Ikorodu over a period of time whom they kidnapped, demanded ransom, murdered and dumped them in a septic tank.

Three members of his gang were earlier arrested by SARS operatives and they led the operatives to their den at Ikorodu where corpses of the two Bureau de change operators and two other victims were recovered.

Sustained monitoring of the fugitive ring leader finally yielded positive results as the team eventually traced him to his hideout at Odogunya, Ikorodu.

On sighting the team led by Dsp Rotimi Ogunmuyiwa, the said Mufutau Timileyin Sulaimon popularly known as Pencil engaged the team in a gun battle.

Two SARS operatives namely Sgt Omola Adedeji and Sgt Oluwadare Gbenga reportedly sustained injuries, while pencil sustained bullet wound on the two legs and were all taken to hospital.

While Pencil was confirmed dead on arrival, the two injured operatives were taken to intensive care Unit and are responding to treatment.

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