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Police rescue kidnapped 55-yr-old oil mogul

By Ifeanyi Okolie

LAGOS — A 55-year-old oil mogul, Alhaji Hammed Fashola, who was kidnapped penultimate Thursday by a gang of kidnappers at Egbeda area of Lagos State has been rescued by the police in Lagos.

Vanguard gathered, yesterday that the victim, who is said to be a chieftain of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, was abducted at the entrance of his Unity Estate residence around 7p.m.

The kidnappers were said to have escaped with the victim in a blue Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Vehicle,   SUV, to Iseri-Oshun and demanded a N50 million ransom.

Sources at the state Command Headquarters, Ikeja disclosed that SARS operatives led by SP Abba Kyari, trailed the kidnappers to their den at 18, Odeniyi Ishola Street, Off Bola Road, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos, where they rescued the victim and arrested three members of the gang. The victim was said to have been chained in a toilet.

Spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, Ken Nwosu, identified two of the suspects as 39-years-old Kelvin Igah and Victor Igah, 35, both said to be brothers from Kwale in Delta State.

Nwosu explained further that efforts were in top gear to arrest the remaining members of the gang.


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