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Police Foil Attempt To Kidnap Customs Deputy Controller, Her Family

Police Foil Attempt To Kidnap Customs Deputy Controller, Her Family

Acting on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, the Area D Commander quickly assembled a decoy team, which played along with a caller who had been calling Barrister Yisa Theophilus, the younger brother of the female officer.

An attempt to kidnap a Deputy Comptroller of Customs, her younger brother and her son was on Saturday thwarted by police detectives attached to Area D Command, Mushin, Lagos State.

Acting on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, the Area D Commander quickly assembled a decoy team, which played along with a caller who had been calling Barrister Yisa Theophilus, the younger brother of the female officer.

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The police team ran a quick check on the caller based on available information and came to conclusion that he was up to something sinister.

The team found out that aside being a notorious criminal in the area, the caller, later discovered to be one Yomi Odudare, was into land selling business (omonile).

So the detectives called him to meet with them for a land deal and he agreed.

On Saturday, the detectives went along with the younger brother of the female officer, Yisa Theophilus, whom he had been calling frequently.

They met the suspect at a project site in Ajah, Lagos, Fara-park, and he was promptly arrested.

During a brief interrogation at the scene of arrest, the suspect confessed that he has never met the lawyer nor any member of his family.

He however said the idea to kidnap Theophilus, his sister and her son came from one

Olugbenga Kehinde Ojo, a former Driver to the Deputy Comptroller’s uncle.

He added that the idea was to kidnap the lawyer and force him to lure out his sister, who is a Deputy Comptroller of Customs.
To make his story believable, he put a call to the said Ojo.
He told him to meet up with him, that he had successfully kidnapped the lawyer.

He was happy and so he rushed to the venue, straight into the waiting hands of police detectives investigating the case.
Both suspects took the police to a shanty, surrounded by water, situated in Eleko, along Lekki/Epe Expressway in Lagos State, which they prepared as a hostage ground for their would be victims.

It was the agreement of both suspects that in order to avoid the mistakes of the notorious kidnapper, Evans, the moment any of their potential victims sights Ojo, that person must be killed because they all know him.

Imohimi advised Lagosians to be wary of people who call them out for lucrative business deals as it might turn out to be a ploy to kidnap or harm them.

He, however, assured Lagosians that the Command will remain proactive in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state.

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