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Police rescue man from abductors

By EVELYN USMAN

IKEJA—The police in Lagos, yesterday, rescued a 45-year-old man, who was allegedly at the verge of being killed in a criminal hideout in Iba, Ojo, area of Lagos, arresting seven suspected members of the gang in the process.

Although the suspects, claimed their victim, one Arinze Igboagba, was abducted, following his refusal to  refund N10 million, which they claimed he collected to facilitate their visas to China, but the police said they were yet to substantiate their claim, adding that investigation would establish the truth.

During interrogation, the victims claimed they were on a revenge mission, explaining that after an endless wait for Arinze to give them their visas to China, he took them to a hotel in Festac Town, Lagos, where he assured them that his manager will refund their money but he never fulfilled his promise.

The victims, it was gathered, took Arinze to their abode in Iba area and reportedly locked him inside a room, threatening to kill him if he failed to refund their money.

After three days in their custody, Arinze reportedly scribbled a note for help and threw it out of the window. Fortunately for him, someone  picked it and contacted policemen at Ojo, who stormed the apartment and arrested the suspects.

Police sources said a cheque of N5 million and a knife were recovered from the suspects.


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