Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:28 pm
The police command in Lagos State says it has arrested two suspects who were part of the gang that allegedly abducted the Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Raski Musibau and six others on Saturday along Itokin-Epe Road.
The spokesman for the command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the two suspects, Blessing Bayo, 29, and Smart Alfred, 32, who are both from Ondo State were arrested in Ibafun, a boundary town with Ogun.
According to Elkana, the arrest was made possible following a sustained and well-coordinated operation by the command’s tactical teams led by the Officer in Charge of Anti-Kidnapping Unit, SP Bulus Musa.
“Two members of the kidnapping gang that abducted the Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau and six others on Saturday at about 8.pm have been arrested.
“The suspects namely, Blessing Bayo, 29, and Smart Alfred, 32, all of Arogbo, Ondo State were arrested on Wednesday at about 5.30am at Ibafun along Ikorodu- Ijebu Ode Express Way, a boundary community with Ogun State.
“They all confessed to the commission of the crime. Two single-barrel guns were recovered from them.
“Investigation is ongoing and efforts are on to arrest other fleeing members of the gang,” he said.
The director regained his freedom on Tuesday night at about 8pm after spending more than 48 hours in the hands of the abductors.