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Thursday , 23 November 2017

Ambode suspends Baale for self kidnapping,.Another Man do same, demands N60 million ransom

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the immediate suspension of the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Yusuf Ogundare.

The traditional ruler was suspended by the governor on Thursday for faking his kidnap which allegedly took place on July 5, 2017.

He was paraded alongside his suspected accomplice, Mohammed Adams by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni during a press briefing at the Lagos House in Ikeja.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem; as well as his counterpart for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr Muslim Folami were among those present at the press briefing.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday approved the suspension of the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Chief Yusuf Ogundare for faking his kidnap which allegedly took place last week.

He was said to be in a vehicle with another person when three gunmen intercepted the vehicle and ordered the other man to alight from the vehicle and whisked him away.

In another similar case ,still in Lagos..

The Police in Lagos on Thursday announced the arrest of a man who allegedly attempted to defraud his brother of N60 million by staging his own kidnap.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest to journalists.

According to Mr. Famous-Cole, on July 3, one Victor Udoh reported to the command that his younger brother, Ufom Udoh, was kidnapped by unknown persons at Liverpool in Apapa area of Lagos state.

Mr. Famous-Cole said officials of the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad, quickly swung into action and traced calls the complainant received on his phone.

He said that this led to the arrest of one Paul Okiemute, who reported the case at the work place of the supposed victim.

“Okiemute, upon questioning, confessed that Udoh staged his own kidnap to collect money from his elder brother, to solve his financial problems.

“Udoh was not kidnapped at all. It was all a planned attempt to stage his own kidnap, so that he can be paid a N60 million ransom by his elder brother.

“The suspect said he made calls to the victim’s elder brother with an unknown number, demanding a ransom of N60 million. Ufom Edet Udoh was later picked up and he confessed to the crime.

“He confessed to have checked into a hotel at Iyana-Ipaja area on July 3, where he spent three nights without food and water, hoping to cash the money,” Mr. Famous-Cole said.

The image maker added that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, however, ordered that the suspects should be immediately charged to court, “to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to cause a breach of the peace in Lagos State.”

(NAN)

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