Wednesday, September 21

One of the abducted Lagos landlords escapes from their kidnappers

One of the four landlords kidnapped by gunmen in the Isheri North area of Lagos State has escaped from the kidnappers’ den. The victim, who returned home Tuesday evening, however, refused to tell any of his relatives his ordeal, Punch reports. Last Saturday morning, gunmen emerged from the waterways and whisked away the landlords while they were jogging. The kidnappers subsequently placed N1.2bn ransom on the victims.



A source was quoted as saying that one of the men escaped on Tuesday.
“He escaped from their midst because no ransom was paid. He is scared and has kept to himself. The police have maintained visible presence in the community, but it is not certain they know where the kidnappers are.”
Another member of the community said some money was paid, adding that the victim arrived at the estate around 5am in a boat. He said, “A large amount of money was paid by his family for his release; he didn’t escape. He was released at about 5am.”

Meanwhile the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command is yet to confirm the development.

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