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How Police Foiled Kidnap Attempt on Deputy Customs Comptroller & Her Family; Insiders Angle; As Lagos CP Reorganizes Anti-Cultism Squad, Redeploys Officers-in charge.

 An attempt to kidnap a Deputy Comptroller of Customs, her younger brother and her son was on Saturday 16th June 2018, thwarted by police detectives attached to Area-D-Command, Mushin, Lagos.  

Acting under the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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.  

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

Saturday being the 16/06/18, being the day they agreed to meet, 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, called 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 that the idea to kidnap Bar Yisa, 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 Olugbenga Kehinde 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 arms of police detectives investigating the case. 

Both suspects took the police to a shanty, surrounded by water, situate in Eleko, along Lekki/Epe expressway, Lagos, 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 Olugbenga Ojo, a former employee of the Deputy Comptroller’s uncle, that person must be killed because they all know him.

 The CP Lagos wishes to use this opportunity to advise 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 that the Command will remain proactive in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state.  

Meanwhile, in a move to reposition and reinvigorate the command’s Anti-Cultism Squad, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, has redeployed the heads of departments of the Squad , SP Godwin Agbegbe while CSP Akaninyene Etuk has been posted to take over from him.

 Similarly, all members of the squad were relieved of their duty posts and have been directed to report to the Lagos State Police Headquarters for debriefing. 

 The reorganization of the squad was necessitated by unprofessional conducts of its personnel and corruption in the unit.

 It is also to revitalize the outfit, believed to be very crucial in the fight against cultists and cultism in the state by infusing it with fresh blood for better service delivery.  

 The CP Lagos warns that the same treatment awaits any other unit in the command that is working at cross purposes with the fundamental objectives of the Nigeria Police Force.

 He added that Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Head of Departments must increase supervision of their men in order to ensure non-violation of the police Standard Operating  Procedure (SOP). 

 Meanwhile, members of the public with useful information about the activities of cultists in any part of the state are encouraged to reach CSP Etuk on GSM number 08034448617.  

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