BY EVELYN USMAN
Emotion ran high yesterday at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, following a startling revelation by three kidnappers of how they kidnapped a popular businessman in Ikorodu area of Lagos and killed him.
The arrested suspects, said to have been responsible for serial kidnaps in Ikorodu, were discovered to be members of Aiye confraternity.
They reportedly stormed their victim’s home at about 9p.m., on August 31, 2012, while he was driving into his compound in the company of his wife. They allegedly dispossessed them of jewelries, laptop, phones, among others valuables.
Not done, the trio of Ogbuesor Sadiq, Abdulwahab Mutairu and Adeinola Lanre reportedly forced their victim, Akinsanjo Johnson Akinlade into his Sports Utility Van with number plate KRD 480 AE to an unknown destination from where they put a call across to his apprehensive wife, demanding for a ransom of N200,000.
Parading the suspects before newsmen, the Command’s spokesperson, Ngozi Braide said, “ when they demanded for ransom from Mrs. Akinlade, she insisted on speaking to her husband in order to get directive as to where to source for money. At this juncture, the kidnappers stopped all communications.”
The case, she said, was reported at the Ipakodo Police Division from where it was transferred to the State Intelligence Bureau for investigation, during which one of the suspects, Sadiq Ogbusor was arrested in Auchi Edo State.
Sadiq, she said, led operatives to the arrest of other gang members