Good Riddance: Kidnapper Killed After Picking N3M Ransom
This could be said to be good riddance to bad rubbish as police command in Epe area of Lagos have killed a suspected kidnapper, Niyi Omosola in Lagos.
Reports have it that the kidnapper, Omosola was shot dead during a rescue operation by the police to free the kidnapping victim, identified simply as Kudirat.
His sad end began when Omosola, while collecting the ransom, sighted the police and decided to escape on a motorcycle when the operatives fired him.
The dead suspected criminal, who hails from Ondo State, allegedly led a gang which kidnapped the woman in the Elemoro, Ajah area.
The Sixty-two-year-old woman was reportedly abducted by the gang on Thursday, April 16, at about 7pm.
It was discovered that Kudirat, a businesswoman, was inspecting the construction work at a petrol station she owned in the area when the kidnappers swooped on her and took her away.
It was gathered that the gang later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N50m.
However, after negotiation, our correspondent learnt that the gang and the family agreed to a ransom of N3m.
Report says Kudirat's brother, who had been communicating with the gang, took the ransom to an agreed hideout in the Epe area.
However, a team of operatives led by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Commander, Abba Kyari, was said to have trailed Kudirat's brother to the hideout.
A police source said Omosola, while collecting the ransom, initially opened fire when he sighted the police.
It was gathered that Kudirat was rescued alive by the police, while Omosola eventually died from the gunshot injuries.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said efforts were on to apprehend the remaining gang members.