The Lagos State Police Command, has busted a kidnapping gang operated by a mother, Aminat Karimu Ajibola, age 60 and her two sons, Akeem Bashiru, 32 and Ojo Solomon, 26.
The police described the family as a deadly bunch of kidnappers who thrive by using the social media to lure their victims and put them in captivity until a ransom is paid.
Luck ran against them when one Ms. Bridget Obazee, approached the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Igando Police Station, CSP Taiwo Kasumu on Friday and complained to him that her brother, one Osahon Obazee, has been missing for days and that the kidnappers were threatening to kill him unless they pay N1,500,000 ransom.
The DPO quickly contacted the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who reinforced his team with men drafted from the Intelligence Unit of the Command and together, left in search of the victim.
Same day, the suspects , Aminat, a chief priestess and custodian of an Ifa shrine, her two sons, Akeem and Ojo were arrested.
Also rescued during the operation, were two other victims found in the apartment, namely, Fadugbagbe Akindele, male, and one Ekwegbalu Augustine who was lured all the way from Anambra state with the promise of a job placement in an Oil company.
They had been held for weeks by the kidnappers pending payment of ransom by their families. All those rescued have been identified and reunited with their relations.