The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has debunked the rumour of alleged kidnapping in any part of the State.
He made the declaration on Thursday while reacting to the news making rounds on the social media that kidnappers have taken over the Admiralty Way in Lekki, Ozumba Nbadiwe Way, Lekki/Ikoyi Link Bridge and some parts of Lekki Community in Lagos.
Odumosu said that the news was not true as the command has not recorded any case of kidnapping in the state in recent past.
He said that the only isolated incident recorded by the command was the case of a ‘one chance’ reported by one Adegoke Joel, m, on behalf of one Adenike Kosoko, f, who boarded a private car at Admiralty Way, opposite Zenith Bank, Lekki on Tuesday at about 7:30 pm.
“In the course of investigation, it was revealed that she was dropped by the culprits same day before 12am at Ikate Area, Lagos State. The hoodlums only used her ATM card to withdraw the sum of N110,000 from her bank account.
“The Command therefore wishes to state categorically that it was a pure case of “One Chance” which the command has been tackling in the state and more efforts are being channelled towards eradicating the menace and other social vices in the state,” a statement by the command read.
The statement further added that the Commissioner had ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation as he promised to fish out the culprits.
“The police boss further appealed to Lagosians to always patronise Lagos State branded and registered commercial vehicles to avoid any of such incident in the state.”